City Outlines Tornado Debris Collection Plan

The City of New Orleans says tornado debris in areas affected by the EF-3 tornado that struck New Orleans East on Tuesday will be collected in three sweeps through Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Collections have been scheduled as follows: 

  • First Pass: Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 through Monday, Feb. 13. 2017
  • Second Pass: Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 through Friday, Feb. 17, 2017
  • Third Pass: Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 through Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017

Crews will work from dawn to dusk each day, pending inclement weather. While each pass lasts four days, residents should place all debris out on the first day to ensure pick-up. Crews will cover the entire area bounded by Chantilly Drive and Chef Menteur Highway and Dwyer Road and Bullard Avenue within each four-day pass.

Guidelines for Pick-Up and Separation

  • All debris must be placed in front of your home on the area between the sidewalk and curb. Regular household garbage will be picked up on regular collection days.
  • Debris piles are not to be placed on neutral grounds, next to utility poles, trees, mail boxes, electric or water meters, fire hydrants or in the street.
  • Debris should be separated as follows: household garbage, construction debris, household hazardous waste, white goods, and electronics.
  • Citizens do not have to cut and bundle branches in 4-feet lengths during this designated debris removal period. Leaves and other vegetative debris should be bagged.
  • The Sanitation Department will systematically remove debris from each street.  There is no need to call 311 to report debris piles in the designated area.

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