Hurricane Ida Recovery: Debris Pickup
Debris Removal Notice
Private Subdivision Notice:
St. Tammany Parish Government is seeking assistance in identifying gated subdivisions in unincorporated parish areas in order to obtain proper authorization for debris pickup.
If you hold legal title to the roadways and rights-of-way inside a gated subdivision or are the authorized agent for the title holder, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with:
• Gated Subdivision Name
• Name of Title Holder (May be an HOA, Developer, etc.)
• Contact Person
• Mailing Address
• Phone Number
• Email Address
We do NOT need names and contact information for individual homeowners within a gated community – only the contact for the entity responsible for the roadways.
This information will greatly assist the Parish in expediting the proper paperwork needed to pick up debris in all the gated communities.
Debris Pickup FAQs
Trucks will be strategically dispersed Parish-wide. They are NOT starting collectively in one location.
As part of a Parish-wide contract, the debris from every Parish maintained road will be picked up within the next few days and weeks.
Only on public roads in unincorporated St. Tammany Parish. Citizens within municipalities should contact their respective leaders.
St. Tammany Parish Government will be sending a letter to the responsible party for roadways in gated neighborhoods with documentation to be completed and returned so that debris pickup may begin. Ungated neighborhoods with private streets will be handled in the same manner as public roadways.
Debris should be placed near the curb and on the home side of the ditch.
Do not place debris in the road, drainage systems, on top of water meters or against trees, mailboxes, fences, fire hydrants, utility poles or gas meters. The contractors are using very large pieces of equipment to pick up these piles. Placing debris piles by these structures make removal difficult and dangerous.
Place debris in large piles.
Combining multiple small piles from neighbors together to make larger ones is more efficient.
Yes, bagged debris will not be picked up by debris contractors.
Respective Garbage companies have rules on what they will pick up. Please contact them for clarification.
Green debris has to be measured and weighed, in accordance with FEMA guidelines. It cannot be measured and weighed in bags. Our contractors will not open the bags to see what is inside and are treating them as household trash.
The Green Debris will be mulched, allowed to biodegrade, and/or control burned. All of these approaches require the material to be totally free of manmade materials including plastics.
All debris will be handled in accordance with type.
The goal is to have debris pickup completed by the end of October.
No, the four piles will be picked up by different trucks, as the separate debris will be processed differently.
Trucks may follow one another or come at a different time.
Parish President Mike Cooper urges all citizens to get debris to the curb as soon as possible. Depending on the amount of debris, some areas may receive a second pass.
At this time, no. Parish contractors are working diligently to remove debris.