Office of the Mayor-President


For release: IMMEDIATELY

Release Date: 10/06/2016

Private Property Debris Removal Program Application Deadline set for Friday, Oct. 7th

Oct. 4, 2016
For release: IMMEDIATELY

For more information, contact:
Adam Smith, Department of Environmental Services: (225) 389-4865
Susan Boudreaux, Mayor’s Office: (225) 389-5101
Michelle McCalope, Mayor’s Office: (225) 389-7957

City-Parish officials are reminding eligible homeowners throughout East Baton Rouge Parish to apply for the City-Parish’s Private Property Debris Removal (PPDR) program ahead of the program’s application deadline, set for Friday, Oct. 7. The PPDR program provides residents affected by the recent flooding with extended curbside collection of flood-related debris removal services, provided the debris is placed within approximately 30 feet from the public right-of-way and the City-Parish has received a signed Right-of-Entry (ROE) agreement from the homeowner.

Since launching Sept. 1th, more than 1,150 homeowners have submitted ROE agreements in applying for the PPDR program, with extended curbside collection services for eligible residents currently underway in the following ZIP codes: 70805, 70811, 70817, 70814, and 70819. As the program moves forward and additional ROEs are received, PPDR crews will be moving into other ZIP codes and impacted areas based on where these extended curbside services are needed.

Residents interested in applying for this program and these extended curbside flood-related debris removal services can do so online by downloading an ROE form – located at www.brgov.com/roe – and emailing their completed ROE form along with a valid Louisiana ID or driver’s license to BRdebris@thompsoncs.net, or in-person by visiting one of the active PPDR intake centers below prior to the Friday deadline and during the listed hours of operation:

• PPDR Primary Application Center – Cypress Building, 10201 Celtic Drive, Suite B
Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Jones Creek Branch Library – 6222 Jones Creek Rd.
Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• Fairwood Branch Library – 12910 Old Hammond Hwy.
Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Residents in need of support or assistance related to the PPDR program who are unable to visit one of these PPDR intake centers are encouraged to contact program representatives directly by dialing 1-888-721-4372. These same program representatives are available to meet individually with homeowners as necessary and upon request to discuss the program and assist residents in completing their ROE.

As a reminder, City-Parish crews are only able to collect debris from residential properties located in the City of Baton Rouge and unincorporated areas of East Baton Rouge Parish. City of Baker, Central and Zachary residents should contact their local municipality for information on their local debris removal program. Residents in need of extended curbside debris collection who are renters, members of a homeowner’s association, or live in a private community should contact their landlord, homeowner’s association president, or landowner to request that they complete a ROE form for the property in need of debris removal.

For more information or questions about the PPDR program, please contact 1-888-721-4372 or email BRdebris@thompsoncs.net.




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