City sets guidelines for Isaac debris pickupPublished 1:07am Monday, September 3, 2012
NATCHEZ —Wondering what to do with the limbs and debris Isaac delivered to your property last week?
Area governments are making plans to help area residents dispose of the mess, with certain specifications in place.
Natchez City Engineer David Gardner said residents should pile limbs and storm debris longer than 4 feet and wider than 2 inches in diameter separately from where they place their normal household waste.
The city will announce at a later date when it will pick up the limbs, he said.
“We want to do it on one sweep, not go on one street eight times; we want to do it all in one trip,” Gardner said.
Adams County Board of Supervisors President Darryl Grennell said the county would discuss plans for debris removal at their board meeting Tuesday. The county has in the past removed storm debris that residents had collected.
Vidalia residents should pile all limbs and storm debris at the end of their driveway for pickup, Vidalia Street and Sanitation Superintendent Lee Staggs said.
“We have an ordinance that says all limbs should be bundled up, but in the condition that we’re in from the storm they can just pile them up,” Staggs said. “All the leaves should be bagged and put at the end of the driveway.”
Concordia Parish residents outside Vidalia city limits need to cut their limbs between 4 feet and 6 feet and place all leaves and excess debris in trash bags, Police Jury President Melvin Ferrington said.
“Diamond Disposal will pick up what they can, but whatever they don’t pick up, we will pick up starting (today),” Ferrington said. “People need to bag up their leaves if they want to get picked up.
“They can’t just leave a pile of leaves at the end of the driveway.”