WASTE MANAGEMENT ASSESSING HURRICANE LAURA IMPACT IN SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA TO DETERMINE COLLECTION SCHEDULE CHANGES
Residential Services are Suspended in Parishes Across Southwest Louisiana Today, Aug. 27
Lake Charles, La.– (Aug. 27, 2020) – Due to the severe weather impacts associated with Hurricane Laura, Waste Management has cancelled all residential commercial collection services today, Thursday, Aug. 27 through the remainder of this week, in parishes across Southwest Louisiana. Waste Management is currently assessing damage and accessibility in order to determine resumption of service schedules.
These notices of suspended service include all residential and commercial customers serviced by Waste Management in the following parishes:
- Calcasieu Parish
- Cameron Parish
- Jefferson Davis Paris
- Beauregard Parish
- Allen Parish
“As we begin to evaluate the significant impact of Hurricane Laura, we are working in concert with the guidance of local and state authorities. We will continue to update our valued customers regularly regarding the status of collection services across Southwest Louisiana,” said Domenick DiPaolo, District Manager Waste Management of Lake Charles. “As our friends and neighbors return home and begin the massive cleanup, it is important that residents collect and separate storm debris from regular household garbage and trash. Storm debris will be collected by a separate service, while Waste Management will handle the collection and disposal of household garbage. We appreciate the cooperation of our valued customers as we work through this major hurricane event. We encourage residents across Southwest Louisiana to use caution, patience, and apply all safety rules, as together we begin this massive reclamation project.”
AFTER THE STORM:
- Place normal household garbage and trash, such as food refuse, diapers and regular household waste at curbside and separate from storm debris (caused by severe weather such as high winds, hail and rain).
- Storm debris, including tree limbs, carpet and carpet padding, aluminum and wood fencing, and household appliances should be placed curbside in separate piles, apart from the household garbage and trash.
All Waste Management customers in the impacted area are encouraged to visit https://www.wm.com/weather-alert/index.jsp for additional information about service routes.