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Friday, March 29, 2013

Debris Removal

This dumpster has been in front of a burned house for many, many months.
It is a traffic hazard AND FULL and needs to be removed.
Dumpster 8200 Block of Apricot
8200 Block of Apricot

Bruce Eggler's TP article details below.

At the request of the Mitch Landrieu administration, the New Orleans City Council recently tightened the city's rules on the removal of construction, fire and excavation debris. The new law says that some debris must be removed daily. In other cases, removal must begin within 72 hours.
The changes were made in a law containing more than 100 pages of local amendments to the International Building Code.
The old law set few specific requirements for how quickly construction and demolition debris had to be removed. The new amendments, passed 7-0 by the council this month , say that all such debris and rubbish taken from buildings "shall not be stored upon the sidewalks or streets, but shall be removed daily as rapidly as accumulated." Materials not removed daily must be stored in containers.
In the case of demolitions, removal or storage of debris must begin within 72 hours of completion of the demolition, although the Department of Safety and Permits can grant waivers for "good cause."
After a fire, removal of debris resulting from the blaze or related demolition must begin within 72 hours of the fire. Property owners must remove all such materials within six days after receiving a notice from the city.
Dry materials that are likely to produce dust when handled must be kept damp or covered to prevent "airborne particulate pollution."
All materials must be handled in compliance with state and federal environmental guidelines, such as by placing barriers around any sites from which materials might get into the city's drainage system.
Debris or rubbish from upper floors must be lowered by elevators in closed receptacles or by closed chutes emptying into containers or trucks.
All uncontaminated debris and rubbish must be "deposited, at a minimum, in a permitted Type III construction and demolition debris and wood waste landfill."

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