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City of West Monroe begins storm debris cleanup


 The City of West Monroe Public Works Department is working to remove storm debris from local residences impacted by Hurricane Laura. 

Public Works Director Ronnie Turner said city crews have been working all week to remove storm debris caused by last week’s hurricane. 

City of West Monroe residents are asked to place all “green waste” on the side of the road where city equipment can easily access it. Please do not place green waste in ditches which may impact drainage. 

Residents are also asked to not mix storm-related debris with green waste such as shingles, metal roofing, windows, etc. Storm-related debris should be placed in a separate pile. 

Green waste collected by the City of West Monroe will be disposed through a controlled burn led by the Public Works Department. A permit for the controlled burn was issued through the La. Department of Environmental Quality. 

The City of West Monroe is expected to approve a cooperative endeavor agreement to work with the Ouachita Parish Police Jury to use their contractor to assist with storm debris removal. That contract will be approved at a special-called City Council meeting on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 4 p.m. at West Monroe City Hall. 

For more information about storm debris cleanup, please call the City of West Monroe Public Works Department at (318) 325-0496.

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