Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Debris Removal. New Orleans. September 7. 2021


Neighborhood Engagement Office

Prepare for Debris Pickup Beginning on 9/7

Debris Pick Up



The City of New Orleans has activated its emergency debris removal contracts to assist with storm-related cleanup. The first debris removal pass is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, Sept. 7.  Do not block roadways or place debris near trees, poles, or fire hydrants. Please follow these guidelines:

  • Debris must be placed between the sidewalk and the curb for removal by the City or its contractors.  
  • Avoid placement of storm debris waste under or on power lines, near trees, utility poles/boxes, fire hydrants, behind parked cars or on neutral grounds.
  • Only debris resulting from Hurricane Ida is eligible for removal by the City’s emergency debris removal contractors.
  • Any work done by contractors is ineligible for debris removal services by the City or its contractors.
  • Commercial properties and properties serviced by private trash contracts are ineligible to receive bulk waste collection or debris removal services by the City or its contractors.
  • Separate debris into the following categories:

Bagged garbage, discarded food, paper, packaging.  (Use City issued trash cart when possible)


Building materials, drywall, lumber, carpet, furniture, etc.


Logs, leaves, tree branches, plants.


Doors must be sealed/secured.

Curbside Solid Waste Collection 


Limited curbside solid waste collection resumed on Thursday, Sept. 2.  The City's solid waste contractors will only be dumping the City- issued 95-gallon trash cart during these initial passes. Residents should continue to bag their rotting waste, place in the City-issued trash cart and leave their carts on the curb until they are emptied; it will take some time for sanitation contractors to complete the full, citywide collection cycle.


Recycling collections have been suspended until further notice.

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