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Storm Debris Cleanup and Removal - Update

Hurricane Barry Recovery

Post Date:07/22/2019 11:30 AM

In the aftermath of Hurricane Barry, Lafourche Parish Government has activated additional storm debris removal services.

While some storm debris has already been collected,  commencing Tuesday, July 23rd, in addition to the normal garbage and trash collection, storm debris contractors will also be picking up branches and tree debris that are placed at the curbside. 

It is anticipated that this effort will be on going for approximately 2-3 weeks as the contractors will be canvasing highways and parish streets until the storm debris is removed.

Your patience, understanding, and cooperation are greatly appreciated during this time.

The parish and its contractors are not entering private property to collect debris at this time.  Debris collection will occur at or very near the public right of ways.  Property owners will be responsible to make sure the debris is placed in the proper location for collection.

Your patience, understanding, and  cooperation are greatly appreciated during this time.  While there is no need to call our office during this time as we are conducting a parishwide collection of all storm debris and regular garbage collection, if you feel that you must call you may contact us at 985-537-7603 or 1-800-794-3160.


To assist in these collection efforts, we ask that storm debris and regular garbage and trash be kept separate as much as possible:

Place all debris at street curbside away from fire hydrants, low hanging wires, water meters, etc... 

Storm debris should be separated into different piles:  (1) metal, (2) clean wood and tree debris, (3) white goods (household appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, a/c units, washers and dryers, microwave ovens, TV’s, etc…), (4) batteries, chemicals or other items that may be of a hazardous nature. 

Loose debris should be boxed, bundled, and containerized as much as possible.

 **Please do not put debris in roadside ditches that may block drainage.**

Debris Pickup