Residents encouraged to dispose of storm debris Monday
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality encourages residents in affected by Hurricane Isaac areas to collect trash and debris and place them curbside for proper disposal. Household chemicals can become hazardous in storm-damaged homes. Examples of materials that may need special disposal or recycling include electronics, batteries, computer hardware, paint, cleaning products, solvents, and lawn and garden products. Materials should be sorted curbside to help expedite cleanup efforts.
Segregate all wastes generated into five categories:
• Vegetative yard waste (tree limbs, leaves, etc.)
• Household chemicals, paint, herbicides, pesticides, caustic and flammable liquids (keep these items separated and in their original containers)
• White goods (refrigerators, washers, dryers, stoves and similar appliances), freezers and refrigerators set out for recycling should have the food removed.
• Electronic appliances (computers, laptops, televisions, stereos, etc.)
• All other solid, non-hazardous wastes/debris (building materials, furniture, etc.)
In Jennings, Allied Waste will be collecting residential vegetative debris, such as limbs and leaves, on Monday, Sept. 10.
All debris must be placed at the curb by Monday morning in order to be collected. Loose leaves should be bagged or placed in the provided Allied Waste trashcan.
This collection is in addition to weekly household trash pickup, and therefore no household trash should be mixed with the vegetative debris.
When placing these wastes at curbside for pickup, keep each group separated from the other. Where possible, residents should mark containers clearly before placing them out for disposal.
For more information on re-entry, please go to the DEQ Web site and access the flood re-entry fact sheet, www.deq.louisiana.gov. For more information on debris collection services in Jennings, call Allied Waste toll free at (888) 676-1668 or the City of Jennings Water Revenue office at (337) 821-5502.
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