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St. Tammany set to begin debris pickup in flood-affected areas

Flood-related debris available for pickup (Source: St. Tammany Parish Government) Flood-related debris available for pickup (Source: St. Tammany Parish Government)
ST. TAMMANY PARISH, LA (WVUE) -

Crews in St. Tammany Parish will start picking up items damaged by this month's historic flooding.
Beginning Tuesday, March 22, 2016 workers will collect debris from the western side of the parish first and make their way east.

The parish asked flood victims not to bag their disaster debris, but instead separate them into categories. The categories include vegetative, construction and demolition, appliances and white goods, electronics and household hazards waste.

St. Tammany officials also stated residents should, "place debris at the edge of your property line before the curb in the right of way, or it will not be picked up. Please do not block the roadway, and do not stack or lean debris near or on trees, poles, or other structures including fire hydrants and utility meters."

Normal household trash will not be picked as part of the debris removal program. Routine garbage pickup is ongoing.

The parish described vegetative debris as leaves, branches and logs. Construction and demolition debris is carpet, drywall and mattresses. Appliances and white goods includes refrigerators, freezers, washing machines and heaters. Electronics can include computers, televisions and radios. Household hazardous waste is cleaning supplies, lawn chemicals and pesticides.

For more information on disaster relief visit St. Tammany Parish's disaster web page.

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