Flood debris collection in Ascension Parish to end Oct. 31

Flood debris collection in Ascension Parish to end Oct. 31

Ascension Parish Debris Removal Contractors began working to collect flood debris on August 23 and will continue to do so through the month of October. Operations will end on October 31.

Residents who have debris remaining on their property or in their homes are asked to push the separated debris to the right-of-way so it can be picked up before the deadline.

To date, contractors have removed nearly 300,000 cubic yards of debris from the flooding.

Ascension Parish will continue the extended curbside Private Property Debris Removal (PPDR) program on a case by case basis. Contractors may still be seen collecting debris on the right-of-way near homes, but any debris on private property will not be collected. For debris to be picked up from private property, either the debris needs to be moved onto the right-of-way, or residents can opt to participate in the PPDR program.

To participate in the PPDR program, contact the Ascension Parish Government at 225-450-5559, or contact Tetra Tech, the consultant managing the program for the parish, at 225-348-2254. Residents can also sign up in person at the Ascension Parish Government Complex, Room 105, located at 615 East Worthey Rd. in Gonzales. The office is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday.

Debris can also be dropped off at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center until October 31.

For any questions regarding debris removal, email ascensionparishdebrisremoval@gmail.com or call the Ascension Parish Department of Public Works at 225-450-1013.

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