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Webster Parish Landfill accepting flood debris

by Minden Press-Herald

Cleanup from the recent flooding continues, and as residents tear out the water-damaged portions of their homes, the debris piles up in their yards.

While the Webster Parish Police Jury does not offer residential pickup, residents outside municipalities are able to take their debris in a truck or trailer to the Webster Parish Landfill, located at 493 Landfill Road in Minden.

Jury President Jim Bonsall says white goods will not be accepted at the Minden location; however, the landfill at the Sarepta Wenks Landing location is accepting them.

“White goods are any kind of appliance, such as a washing machine or a refrigerator,” he said. “Anything that we would call an appliance or anything that has coolant in it.”

Bonsall says although no dumpsters will be set out for flood debris, they are in the process of developing a plan for debris removal.

“We’re working on getting a plan together for the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disposal of debris,” he said. “We want to get a plan in place so that we can be reimbursed, because it’s going to be so costly for us. We’re working on a plan and trying to get FEMA’s approval for it.”

The parish is in the process of seeking proposals for debris removal and for monitoring of debris. Bids will be accepted until 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 1. The week of April 5-8, a decision will be made about the disposal of the remaining debris from the storm.

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