NEW ORLEANS, LA- Today, the City of New Orleans updated residents on post-Isaac debris clean up. Deputy Mayor for Operations Michelle Thomas is leading a comprehensive, cross-sector coalition of City departments, private contractors and public and private sector partners which have been working diligently to clear the city of debris left behind by Hurricane Isaac. Since the storm they have collected over 156,672 cubic yards of debris.
Collection passes have occurred in the majority of zones in the city. Crews have been made multiple collection passes in some zones City officials are asking that residents place all of their Isaac related debris curbside by September 30th for collection.
"We are very close to completion of Isaac cleanup," said Deputy Mayor for Operations Michelle L. Thomas. "We are asking all residents to assist us in our attempt to return to normalcy, by placing all Isaac debris curbside by September 30th for pickup. This will allow us to make final collection passes. We have made significant progress. and are committed to getting things back to normal as soon as possible."
Regular garbage and recycling collections are currently on their normal schedules. Black bags and debris that were not removed on previous collection passes will be addressed in supplemental passes.
In order to help the collection contractors differentiate storm debris from garbage, we ask that residents separate garbage from storm debris piles to make collection easier. The main reason for the separation is that various types of solid waste can only be disposed in certain landfills. Multiple passes are being made by different vehicles to collect the various types of debris.
Residents are reminded to please leave debris and garbage curbside. Do not place debris and trash on the neutral ground.