This week is the last chance to get flood debris picked up at the curb by federal contractors in affected cities in St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson and Franklin counties.
Federal and state disaster teams' "Operation Recovery" started on Jan. 9 will end on Monday in Arnold, Byrnes Mill, Eureka, Fenton, Florissant, Herculaneum, Kimmswick, Kirkwood, O’Fallon, Mo., Pacific, Portage des Sioux, St. Charles, St. Peters, Union, Valley Park and West Alton plus some unincorporated areas in all four counties. After Monday, any remaining flood debris will be handled by the local trash haulers.
Any residents who need help getting their debris to the curb should contact the United Way at 211 or 800-427-4626.
The disaster teams have picked up 2,586 tons of construction debris, 1,168 tons of sandbags and close to 25,000 appliances, electronic goods and other household hazardous waste items.
Residents should not wait for inspections from federal agencies before cleaning out flood debris. The removal process is described in this graphic. Debris should not be placed in bags, just in piles at the curb.