However, Gordon Tepper, director of communication for the City of Long Beach, contends that garbage
has been picked up everywhere at least once since the storm.
mandatory evacuation order remains in effect, and residents should not
be here putting out garbage," he added. "We are bringing out every truck possible
from across the region to assist in our cleanup efforts."
The city is not responsible for, or able to, take construction and
demolition debris material.
"This includes wall boards, flooring,
moldings, carpets, drywall, and paneling," Tepper said. "Those items are covered by
According to daily updates provided by the city, "Crews are picking up debris, bagged and bulk
items 7 days a week; leave trash at curb."