JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA
September 28, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DRC EMERGENCY SERVICES REMOVES NEARLY 600,000 CUBIC YARDS OF DEBRIS IN JEFFERSON PARISH TO DATE
Storm Debris Map and Debris Collection Report Available at www.JeffParish.net/Storm
JEFFERSON, LA – DRC Emergency Services, the debris collection contractor in Jefferson Parish tasked with collection post-Hurricane Ida, has removed 594,823 cubic yards and 12,202 loads of debris as of Monday, September 27, 2021. There were 104 trucks collecting debris on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 all throughout Jefferson Parish, including Grand Isle and Lafitte.
CLICK HERE for a more detailed report outlining debris type and a daily summary of collection. CLICK HERE to view an online map to see the progress of storm debris removal in each area of Jefferson Parish - red areas of the map indicate that debris removal is in progress or complete; yellow indicates the second pass is in progress; orange indicates the second pass is complete; blue is the final sweep before completion and purple indicates that debris removal is complete. According to DRC Emergency Services, a more detailed map is forthcoming and will be available later this week.
Residents are reminded that regular household garbage collection is being handled by the parish’s regular waste hauler and should be placed in the parish issued tipper cart for collection. Bagged waste must not be placed with storm debris as it will be collected separately. The debris should be placed along the curb, but not in the road, in ditches or in front of drains and catch basins or near fire hydrants. Vegetative debris, such as tree limbs and brush, should be cleaned and kept separate from other debris as brush mixed with bagged waste and construction materials can't be put into the grinder. Debris that is not separated will not be collected on the first pass. CLICK HERE for a video with more information on how to properly separate and place out debris.
Residents can call 504-731-4612 for more information about debris removal. Residents can also visit www.JeffParish.net/Storm to stay updated on Ida recovery and resources in Jefferson Parish. This site will continue to be updated as more information is available and real-time updates will be posted to all official parish social media outlets.
For more information about Jefferson Parish, visit www.JeffParish.net. Residents can also receive regular updates by following the Parish on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@JeffParishGov) or by texting JPALERT or JPNOTICIAS to 888-777.
Jefferson Parish Public Information Office
1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Suite 1002
Jefferson, LA 70123
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Gretchen Hirt Gendron, PIO