Duquesne city officials estimate 60% of debris is picked up around town. They hope to complete the clean up efforts by the end of September.
Officials say the reason for the delay is lack of manpower and equipment. But now that the City of Joplin has completed most of its debris pick up the debris trucks will head to the streets of Duquesne.
Officials say four trucks will be picking up debris on the curbside of residents homes until the streets are debris free.
"These trucks were hired and directed by FEMA and contracted to the City of Joplin, and the City of Joplin has sent them over, as they haven't needed them, to help us," says Kevin Giddens, the Disaster Recovery Manager for the City of Duquesne. "It's kind of been a joint effort with us and the City of Joplin to bring these trucks into Duquesne to pick up this debris."
Deadline for residents to put debris on the curb was April 16 residents who missed the deadline will have to dispose of the debris themselves.