Contractors were in different parts of the parish removing debris. This contractor was in
Abbeville picking up only vegetative debris.
Debris removal underway in Vermilion Parish
Debris removal has begun in Vermilion Parish.
A contractor from out of state was hired by the Police Jury last week to remove all of the debris caused from Hurricane Laura.
The contractor will have trucks spread out throughout the parish picking up debris. On Monday and Tuesday, some trucks were in Abbeville and Erath. Others were in Pecan Island removing a lot of marsh grass.
The police jury asks residents to have Hurricane Laura related debris hauled to the side of the road.
The Police Jury has guidelines residents must follow when placing debris on the side of the road.
The significant guideline is to have the debris separated. (look at the photo on the right)
• Construction debris should be in one pile
• Tree branches, leaves, and plants should be in a separate pile.
• Appliances such as washer and dryer, stove, and dishwasher should be alone in a pile. The police jury is asking that refrigerator doors be sealed and secured.
• Hazardous waste such as a battery, paint, and cleaning supply are also to be in a different pile.
The Police Jury warns that if everything is thrown into one large pile, the contractor will not pick up the debris.
The contractors are bringing the debris to the parish landfill.
Removal of the debris in the parish is expected to take at least 30 days.