Mayor Kip Holden announced Friday, September 23 that a number of East Baton Rouge Parish's Private Property Debris Removal Program (PPDR) intake centers will have extended hours this weekend to help homeowners cleanup after the recent historic flooding.
These centers give residents access to discuss the program with PPDR representatives and to apply in-person for the program by completing a Right-of-Entry form for their property.
Weekend hours for these facilities will be as follows:
- PPDR Application Center, Cypress Cuilding at 10201 Celtic Dr., Suite B: Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- Chaneyville Community Center, 13211 Jackson Rd.: Saturday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sunday: Closed
- Pride Library, 13600 Pride Port Hudson Rd.: Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
- Jones Creek Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Rd.: Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
- Library, 12910 Old Hammond Hwy.: Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
The following PPDR centers will be closed over the weekend:
- Jewel J. Newman Community Center
- Charles R. Kelly Community Center
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center
- Leo S. Butler Community Center
The PPDR program allows EBR Parish debris removal teams to enter private property for flood-related debris removal, provided the debris is placed within 30 feet of the property and the parish has received a signed Right-of-Entry form from the homeowner. So far, more than 600 residents have applied for the program, and outreach continues to make more homeowners aware of the program.
Crews are only able to collect debris from residential properties located in the City of Baton Rouge and unincorporated areas of EBR Parish. Baker, Central, and Zachary residents should contact their local municipality the information on their debris removal program. To qualify for the program, homeowners must:
- Meet with an EBR Parish PPDR coordinator at one of the intake centers to provide proof of home ownership and complete a Right-of-Entry form; or
- Submit a completed Right-of-Entry form with evidence of home ownership, such as a valid Louisiana ID or driver's license matching the name of the owner and address of the property applying for the PPDR program
Completed and signed Right-of-Entry form (Address, name, and all insurance fields mu be completed)
Copy of valid Louisiana ID/driver's license matching the property address
Residents in need of extended curbside debris collection who are renters, members of a homeowners' association, or who live in a private community should contact their landlord, homeowners' association president, or landowner to request that they complete a Right-of-Entry form for the property in need of debris removal.
For more information about the program, please contact 1-888-721-4372 or email BRdebris@thompsoncs.net.