Separating Your Debris

Flood debris removal in East Baton Rouge Parish will begin Monday, Mayor-President Kip Holden has announced.

Work will begin in the most accessible, hardest-hit neighborhoods.

A schedule will be released later this week, Holden's office said in a statement, along with a map for residents to track trucks' progress and next stops.

When putting out debris for pickup, the Mayor's Office requests the following:

-- Residents are asked to place any storm-related debris on the public right-of-way, as close to curbside as possible; the public right-of-way is the area of residential property that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole, or easement. 

-- Debris collection crews will make multiple passes through impacted areas; if residents cannot safely set out debris at this time, or if debris collection contractors cannot safely enter the area, additional passes will be scheduled and announced in the near future. 

-- Residents of the cities of Baker, Zachary, and Central should contact their respective city agencies to determine debris collection schedules as these processes have historically been maintained by each city within East Baton Rouge Parish.

-- Residents should take special care to not place debris or trash near a water meter vault, fire hydrant, or any other above-ground utility, and avoid placing debris under electrical lines.