Hurricane Delta plowed through Acadiana spreading branches, roof tiles, and debris all over yards and roads. Most Lafayette residents have spent the entire weekend picking up trash and placing it at the edge of their property for the city to collect.
There is a way to speed up this process for the city and that is to organize the trash and debris into piles. This will expedite the collection process. According to Lafayette Consolidated Government, here is how to separate your trash.
Vegetative Debris: Tree branches, leaves, logs, plants
Construction Debris: Building materials, drywall, lumber, carpet, furniture, plumbing
Electronics: Television, computer, stereo, phone, DVD player
Large Appliances: Refrigerator, washer/dryer, air conditioner, stove, water heater, dishwasher
Hazardous Waste: Oil, battery, pesticide, paint, cleaning supplies, compressed gas
Household Garbage: Bagged garbage, food, paper, packaging
Debris placement guidelines are as follows:
It is important to set debris at the edge of your property, preferably curbside. Do not place near or on trees, poles, fire hydrants, meters, or utilities. LCG workers need room to pick it up. Make sure the debris is not blocking any way of travel. If your debris is on the sidewalk, it will not be picked up. Also, be sure to secure appliance doors.