DOTD announces completion of hurricane debris removal in St. Landry and Vermilion Parishes
Friday, February 05, 2021 at 11:08:22 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced today that hurricane debris removal along state right-of-way in St. Landry and Vermilion Parishes is now complete.

Initial debris removal began on September 2, 2020 for St. Landry Parish, and on August 31, 2020 for Vermilion Parish, after impacts from Hurricane Laura, with debris removal continuing following impacts from Hurricane Delta.

With a completion date of January 31, 2021, a total of 37,611 cubic yards of hurricane debris was removed from St. Landry Parish. Additionally, a total of 137,490 cubic yards of hurricane debris was removed in Vermilion Parish after its completion on January 27, 2021.

Debris removal services are still ongoing throughout the Acadiana region, which includes Acadia, Lafayette, and St. Martin parishes.

To date, contractors have removed a total of 295,826 cubic yards of debris in Acadiana.

Approximately three million cubic yards of hurricane debris has been removed statewide.

DOTD would like to remind citizens of the following important tips for assisting the debris removal process.

  • State contractors are only able to remove debris from state right-of-way.
  • Dark colored bagged debris will not be removed.
  • Please do not put debris on power lines, fire hydrants, utility stub outs or anything that would hinder the claw that grabs the debris.
Citizens may check for the latest statistical information, debris routes where there has been a pass, and where planned debris pickup is scheduled.