Homeland Security and Emergency Services


Garbage Storage, Collection and Disposal

As you start cleaning, you will likely produce a great deal of garbage. Garbage invites insects and rodents. Rodents, in particular, may be looking for food because the flood may have destroyed their homes and normal food source.

  • Local authorities will tell you where and when collection will occur.
  • Store any garbage in watertight, rodent/insect-proof containers with tight-fitting covers. Use plastic liners if available.
  • Put garbage in a convenient location but not near your well.