DRC Emergency Services, contracted by Lafayette Consolidated Government, will begin making the rounds to pickup Hurricane Laura storm debris in Lafayette Parish today (09/03/20).

"Lafayette Parish has been divided into 18 cleanup zones with the first collection beginning in zones 1, 8 and 10 where debris volume is largest" according to KATC.

DRC Emergency Services will make two passes to pickup storm debris though all 18 cleanup zones. The first pass is expected to take roughly three weeks.

You can monitor the cleanup throughout the zones at lcg.maps.arcgis.com.

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One important thing to keep in mind as you put your storm debris on the curb is to make sure it's free from obstruction to be picked up. Make sure it's not places next to you mailbox, water meter, telephone line, utility pole etc. The debris will be picked up by trucks equipped with claws that could cause damage, so just make sure it's easily accessible.

In order for the debris cleanup to go as smoothly and quickly as possible, here's a few tips and guidelines to follow via KATC.com -

"LCG states that debris should be separated by yard waste - that includes sticks, branches, limbs, logs, tree trunks, leaves, and plants - and construction debris including fencing, building materials, drywall and lumber.

Debris is taken to different waste sites, so LCG says that residents should be mindful of placing yard waste and construction debris into separate piles at the curb.

Yard waste that is bagged or put into containers should also be placed in separate piles."