Natchitoches Parish President Rick Nowlin announces that the Parish of Natchitoches is in the process of contracting for the collection and disposal of demolition debris removed from Parish residences that were flooded as a result of the recent storm event.
Residents may therefore place demolition debris on the Parish right-of-way behind the roadside ditch for pickup by the debris removal contractor.
President Nowlin cautions that metal and white goods, furniture and other bulk items, carpet, and other materials must be separated from construction debris and woodwaste, since only the latter materials are allowed for disposal in the Parish Landfill.
Residents are also cautioned to not place removed materials in or near the travelway where they can pose a hazard to traffic, or in roadside ditches where they can obstruct drainage.
The above provisions apply ONLY to citizens who reside on roads in the Parish of Natchitoches system, NOT to those who reside on State routes or streets within the City of Natchitoches.
Parish residents may also bring removed materials to the nearest Parish-operated bin site or compactor station for disposal.
For the convenience of residents in the Black Lake area, President Nowlin also advises that the operating hours at the Hart Road compactor station will be temporarily extended for the remainder of this week. This site therefore will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. beginning Wednesday, March 30, and extending through Friday, April 1, rather than closing from 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. each day as is normally done.
Questions relative to the disposal of demolition debris should be directed to the Parish Solid Waste Department at (318) 238-3704.