Isaac trash collection guidance from the Mayor’s office

This came via District A Council Member Susan Guidry’s office:

Q: When will routine garbage/trash and recycling collection resume in Orleans Parish?

A: Routine trash collection and recycling collection returned to normal schedules on Friday, August 31st. Garbage/debris must be placed between the sidewalk and the street curb for collection. Due to large volume of garbage/debris, in the event that collection was missed on your scheduled day, it will be picked up the following day.

A: Do not place garbage or debris on neutral grounds, near trees, utility poles or fire hydrants. Please remove carts from the front of properties as soon as possible, once collection has occurred. By City Code, carts are not to remain continuously on sidewalks

A: For normal, scheduled collection by the City’s contractors:

  • Household garbage in garbage carts or secured in thick bags
  • Tree limbs and branches cut in less than four (4) feet in length and twelve (12) inches in diameter, and bundled
  • Bagged leaves, weeds, grass, small vegetation clippings and hedge clippings
  • Carpet less than four (4) feet in length, rolled and tied
  • Up to four (4) tires per scheduled collection

A: For collection of debris as a result of Hurricane Isaac by the City’s emergency debris removal contractors or the Louisiana National Guard, please separate into the following piles:

  • Vegetative debris such as tree branches, leaves, logs
  • White goods such as refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, air conditioners, stoves, water heaters, dishwashers
  • E-Waste such as: Computers, radios, stereos, DVD players
  • Construction debris such as building materials, drywall, lumber, carpet, furniture, mattresses, plumbing, car tires
  • Household Hazardous Waste such as batteries, televisions, pesticides, oils, paints, cleaning supplies, compressed gas,


NOTE REVISED REQUIREMENT: DO NOT PLACE HURRICANE RELATED DEBRIS, OTHER THAN GARBAGE, IN “BLACK” BAGS.  Contents must be visible for collection by the emergency debris contractors.



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