Hurricane debris will finally be picked up
Residents whose homes were flooded and who are tired of looking at that big pile of trash in front of their home, will get relief in a few days.
According to Police Jury President Gerald Butaud, contractors who were hired by Corps of Engineers will begin picking up debris from storm damage as early as today and no later than Monday.
Butaud informed the Police Jury at this week’s meeting that he talked to a representative from the Corps and the best answer the representative told him was in a few days.
The good news is that when the contractors do begin picking up trash, it will not take too long because there will be many trucks sweeping the parish.
Police Juror Errol Domingues requested that the contractors begin on the eastside of the parish, which has the most debris.
Delcambre, Erath and the Henry area were the worst hit by Hurricane Ike’s storm surge. Piles of debris, including rotting food, has been along the road since the hurricane hit a month ago.
“People keep calling me wanting to know when their trash will be picked up,” Butaud said.
When contractors do begin, they will separate the trash. White goods and electronics will have to be hauled off to another landfill out of the parish, while construction debris and vegetation will be brought to the parish landfill.