LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - As debris removal trucks continue making trash sweeps throughout the city, the waste is piling up.
Lake Charles city leaders say all that debris is being disposed of in 5 different temporary landfill sites throughout the area.
One of the biggest reduction sites is behind Moss Memorial Health Clinic off Kirkman Street.
“We have had some calls about people in the area, when they do the reduction, about some of the dust flying in the area so our goal is to try to shut Kirkman Street down first,” says City Administrator John Cardone.
Some Lake Area residents have mixed feelings about the work going on near that area.
“They’re doing an amazing job,” says Kaitlyn Lebleu. “It was filled with lumber and trees and they chopped it down so quickly and quietly...you know, they minded the neighborhoods time for sleeping and they’ve got it all down. It’s not a problem for me”
Other residents like Clarence Mosley say “[they] don’t think that’s safe really for the environment cause they’ve got sick people coming to the hospital and everything and they got kids around here.”
The City estimates crews have collected nearly 3.3 million cubic yards of debris.