TANGIPAHOA PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Cleanup efforts in Tangipahoa Parish will take a major step forward on Monday, when debris collection and removal will get underway.
Officials said residents are asked to separate debris into the following piles before placing it at the curb:
Construction and demolition materials (building construction materials - wood, metal, drywall, shingles, etc., as well as building contents and personal property - furnishings, clothing, etc.)
Vegetative materials (trees, limbs, brush, leaves, etc.)
Household hazardous waste (paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, pesticides, etc.); please be sure these materials are in a secured container and are not leaking
Officials said crews will not go onto private property to remove debris.
They added if putting material at the curb will cause traffic or other safety hazards or to report unsafe debris situations (leaning trees, trees on houses, partially collapsed structures, etc.) call Tangipahoa Parish Government at 985-748-3211.
Residents are asked not to put garbage with the disaster debris. Regular trash pickups will continue as scheduled.