If you have debris from your yard that you got during the deluge from Tropical Storm Isaac, help is on the way.  Starting Labor Day, Allied Waste has announced that they are expanding their efforts to take care of the mess.

In addition to regular trash service in the city of Lafayette and unincorporated areas of Lafayette Parish, residents can also bring downed branches, exceeding the usual four-foot limit, to the curb for collection.

Bagged debris placed on the ground will be collected if you fill the 96-gallon cart that you would normally fill.  If you decide to do that, Allied asks that you place all branches and bagged debris a minimum of three feet from the garbage cart, and away from other obstructions such as mailboxes, fire hydrants, fences, and utility poles and boxes.

If you have damaged wood from your home or any water-damaged furniture, that will not be collected with the expanded service.

If you have questions about your garbage pickup or any of the expanded debris collection, you can call Lafayette Consolidated Government’s Environmental Quality Division at 291-8529.

All Lafayette city residents and those in unincorporated areas of Lafayette Parish will have waste collection on their usual day during the week of Labor Day.