When Do You Have to Put Your Debris Out in Shreveport?
SHREVEPORT, LA - Shreveport is hiring a private contractor to pick up all the debris from the storm in June.
This city is awarding the contract to CERES Environmental out of Houston, Texas. This was a request for proposal and CERES put in a bid of $11.27 a cubic yard. This was not the lowest bid. DRC had the lowest price, but did not fully comply with Fair Share. The 3rd place bid came from Crowder Gulf.
The city is now in the process of preparing a contract and getting it signed so the work can begin.
CAO Tom Dark tells KEEL News "I would expect collection to start no later than 7/17." Mayor Tom Arceneaux tells us the company will make 3 passes through the city and this will take about 6 weeks to complete. He urges residents to only put out vegetative debris like tree limbs and branches. Any other items will not be allowed at the location where the city is approved to take these piles.
KEEL News did ask the Mayor Tom Arceneaux if it's possible to turn all of this into mulch and use that for other purposes and he says they have not gotten into specifics on that possibility yet. We also don't have a schedule for what neighborhoods will be picked up on what dates. Mayor Arceneaux says the details on that are still being worked out.
The RFP had a budget of $1.5 million dollars to handle the debris collection. This will also include cleaning up the mess in several city parks that suffered damage during the storm.