Debris collection gets underway in Lafayette Parish


LAFAYETTE, La (KLFY) – Crews started early Monday morning making their way across Lafayette Parish collecting debris left curbside after last week’s flooding.

Debris lining area streets has already been collected throughout several neighborhoods, including the Quail Hollow subdivision.

“We’ve got 90% of the significant material out,” said resident, Al Pringle, and Pringle says they have way more to go.

After a significant amount of damage to the homes in the neighborhood, Pringle says it will be a long road to recovery.

“There’s going to be a lot of remodeling,” said Pringle.

Which means tons more of debris will be thrown out, but here’s a little suggestion on how you can make the pickup process smoother for the collection crews.

“Try to put the sheet rock on the concrete. Sheet rock is really hard to get out of the grass, but if they put it on the concrete we can pick it up real easy,” said Gary Clinton.

Clinton is helping out with the debris collection and says the biggest problem they’re running into is the debris being too close to residents’ homes.

“They need to move it out closer to the street, makes it a lot faster and a lot cleaner, because we’re only allowed to go so far,” said Clinton.

Moving forward, residents in the area say they will do just that, however, they’re just thankful that the debris is finally being hauled away.

Clinton says he’s not sure how long the process of picking up debris will last, but he says he expects crews will be picking up debris for some time.

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