Nov. 14, 2016
For release: IMMEDIATELY
For more information, contact:
Adam Smith, Department of Environmental Services: (225) 389-4865
Susan Boudreaux, Mayor’s Office: (225) 389-5101
Michelle McCalope, Mayor’s Office: (225) 389-7957
City-Parish officials announced that final flood debris collection pass efforts have now moved into the 70819 area. Listed below are the ZIP codes where final collection pass efforts are either in progress or complete.
• Final flood debris collection pass currently in progress: 70815, 70816, 70819
• Final flood debris collection pass complete: 70817
Debris removal crews began their final pass efforts on Nov. 7, which involve the collection of all flood debris currently placed curbside across flood-affected ZIP codes in the City of Baton Rouge and unincorporated areas of East Baton Rouge Parish. Once crews conduct a final pass for flood debris collection through each street in each active ZIP code, they will not be returning. As these final pass efforts are completed within each ZIP code, additional ZIP codes will be activated for final collection passes. This progression will continue until all streets in all flood-impacted service areas have received a final debris collection pass.
As a reminder, construction and reconstruction waste materials are not eligible for FEMA reimbursement and thus will not be collected by City-Parish debris removal crews. The disposal of any such materials is the responsibility of the homeowner and/or contractor. Residents who are initiating new construction or reconstruction efforts should use licensed contractors to perform this work and secure in writing how the contractor plans to dispose of any construction or reconstruction materials. To locate a licensed contractor, residents can go online to the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors (LSLBC) website, www.lslbc.louisiana.gov, and click the “Contractor Search” button.
To track the progress of this final debris collection pass, visit http://gis.brla.gov/debris. ZIP codes are considered active when the collection crew is currently picking up debris in that area, inactive if the crew has not yet reached that area, and complete once the crew has finished its final pass.