Hurricane debris removal to break for Christmas holiday in St. Charles, Lafourche, and Terrebonne parishes
Monday, December 20, 2021 at 8:59:44 AM
Baton Rouge - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that hurricane debris crews are planning to break from December 22, 2021, to January 3, 2022, for the holiday. Following the holiday, crews will make the final passes along state routes in St. Charles, Lafourche, and Terrebonne parishes.

The department encourages citizens to have all remaining hurricane debris ready for pickup after Christmas, as crews will not return to a route once pickup is complete. Any debris placed on state roadways after the final pass has begun or after final completion will have to be removed through normal means and will not be removed by state contractors.

DOTD would like to remind citizens of the following important tips for assisting the debris removal process.
  • Remember to keep storm debris segregated.
  • Non-storm debris will not be removed and should be disposed of through normal solid waste disposal processes.
  • 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.