Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Flood Damage Dump Site

My good friend Trevor at The Local Weekly has some information on the dumping of flood damaged debris. Here it is:

Mayor Abramson announced that residents living in areas that suffered the heaviest rainfall this week will have three sites to drop off flood-damaged household goods at no cost. Citizens may also dispose of damaged items at the Waste Management Landfill at 2673 Outer Loop over the next two weekends for $16 per pickup truck load. “It is imperative that people get these wet items out of their basements and living quarters as soon as possible,” Abramson said. “Letting those soaked household goods stay inside the house just invites mold and mildew growth, which can be hazardous to your family’s health.”
Three Neighborhood Drop-off Sites to Open Friday
City officials pored over rainfall maps and corresponding flooding reports to determine where to locate three flood drop-off sites. Most of the heaviest rain and corresponding damage was downtown, toward the city’s western edge, and south toward Shively. Based on that data, the drop-off locations were chosen for ease of access for residents of those flooded areas.
The free drop-off sites will be open from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily, beginning Friday, August 7 through Sunday, August 16. Gates will close promptly at 8 p.m. Sites will be staffed 24 hours a day to make sure items are not dumped outside of the scheduled hours. Each site will have several large dumpsters to deposit flood damaged household goods. Residents must unload their own vehicles.
The three sites are:
•Morris-Forman Treatment Plant, 4522 Algonquin Parkway
•Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, Green Parking Lot, Floyd Street just south of Central Ave.
•Old Phillip Morris Plant parking lot, 18th and Broadway
Acceptable flood damaged items include:
•Appliances (there will be a special dumpster for appliances with Freon, such as refrigerators and air conditioning units)
Unacceptable items include:
•Yard waste and tree limbs
•Construction materials
•Raw garbage
No contractors will be allowed to dump items at the free drop-off sites. Commercial vehicles, vehicles larger than a pickup truck or those with trailers larger than 8 feet will not be allowed on the sites. License plates will be verified for residency; no out of town vehicles will be allowed to visit these sites.

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