As we all begin to clean up from Hurricane Laura, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has released some important information about proper separation and disposal of debris.

Tree limbs, trash, chemicals, broken appliances, and yard debris should all be clearly separated and placed on the curb for pickup.

From the LDEQ via -

Separate your waste into the following categories:

Household trash: Normal household trash and bagged debris of any kind will not be picked up as part of debris collection. This will be collected on your normal garbage removal schedule.
Vegetative debris: includes branches and limbs, logs, plants, and leaves
Construction and Demolition debris: Materials that are an integral part of the structure such as Sheetrock/drywall, plaster, lumber, plumbing, insulation, or brick.
White goods: air conditioners, dishwashers, freezers, refrigerators, stoves, washers and dryers, water heaters.
Electronics: computers, radios, televisions, devices with a cord
Household Hazardous Waste: cleaning supplies, batteries, lawn chemicals, oil, paint and stain, pesticides, vehicle fluids.

It is advised that if possible, label containers before placing them on the curb.

If you are putting broken freezers and refrigerators on the curb for disposal, make sure to remove any food first.

You can find much more information and tips for disaster debris management at

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