Keep New Orleans Beautiful

Keep New Orleans Beautiful is a nonprofit, affiliate program of Keep America Beautiful.  Keep New Orleans Beautiful offers solutions that create clean, beautiful public places, reduce waste and increase recycling, generate positive impact on local economies and inspire generations of environmental stewards.

Simple Ways to Improve Quality of Life in New Orleans

Per City of New Orleans Ordinances overseeing sanitation issues, residents can and should improve daily quality of life in New Orleans for themselves and their fellow residents by observing the following

  1. Do not litter (Section 138)
  2. Do not place signs illegally on public rights of way, including neutral grounds or the area between the sidewalk and the curb. (Section 134)
  3. Properly contain solid waste for collection and remove empty carts from curbs. (Section 138)
  4. Contact 311 to schedule pick-up of bulky waste, such as appliances, furniture, carpet, more than 6 bundles of tree branches cut in less than 4-foot lengths, and up to 4 tires. Business are not eligible for bulky waste collection; view Business Sanitation for more information and options. (Section 138)
  5. Per City code, arrange private removal and disposal for rebuilding, renovating, or clearing property. (Section 138)
  6. Ensure all permanent dumpsters are screened from public view. (Section 26-447)
  7. Cut grass and remove litter, grass cuttings, and leaves from properties, extending 1.5 feet from the curb. 
  8. Do not sweep, blow, or pour items into storm drains, which drain into Lake Ponchartrain. (Sections 66-287, 313, 314)
  9. Do not keep more than 20 tires on residential property, unless specifically permitted to do so. (Chapter 105, State Regulatory Code)
  10. If hauling garbage, trash or other loose items in vehicles, securely cover the contents. (Section 138-105)
  11. Do not place Household Hazardous Waste in regular garbage or drain systems. (Section 138)
  12. Reduce, Reuse, Educate and Recycle.