WLSSD provides emergency flood-debris removal program

By KBJR News 1

WLSSD provides emergency flood-debris removal program

June 27, 2012 Updated Jul 2, 2012 at 1:54 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- The Western Lake Superior Sanitary District will be launching an emergency curbside flood debris removal program starting Friday, June 29.

All areas in the St. Louis County portion of the WLSSD will be serviced by the program, including Duluth, Hermantown, Proctor and the townships of Rice Lake, Lakewood, Canosia, Grand Lake, Duluth Township, Solway and Midway.

The collection is an order to protect public health safety.

Other materials left at the curb will not be collected and must be disposed by individual residents.

The collection will go for three weeks through July 19 and materials will be picked up at least once each week from all neighborhoods.

A commercial garbage hauler or other businesses will collect sorted flood-damaged debris placed on the curbside.

Materials that are not seperated will not be picked up.

Residents must seperate waste into four categories including: electronics, large appliances, vegetative debris and bulky household debris.

Regular garbage service will operate as normal.

Residents may not place household hazardous waste (paints, stains, chemicals, pesticides, automotive fluids, etc.) on the curb.

These materials must be brought to WLSSD’s Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 27th Avenue West to the Materials Recovery Center on Rice Lake Road.

Each neighborhood will be serviced at least once each week and pickups will likely occur on different days.

No pickup service will be available after July 19.