JEFFERSON PARISH PRESS RELEASE (11:15 a.m. on 9/7/12)
Residential Garbage Collection, Recycling & Bagged Waste/Storm Debris
Jefferson Parish is allocating additional resources to assist in collection of bagged waste and bagged storm debris.
IESI – Residential Garbage Collection, Recycling & Bagged Storm Debris
Currently, IESI rear load trucks are collecting garbage in cans/containers along with a maximum of 3 bags of residential garbage/waste at each home. IESI has additionally allocated 14 knuckle boom trucks to collect larger volumes of bagged storm debris in order to expedite delays and assist in the Parish’s storm debris collection efforts. Additionally this Sunday, September 9th, 2012, IESI will have its entire fleet consisting of 48 trucks collecting only bagged storm debris throughout the Parish.
Curbside collection of recyclable materials in unincorporated Jefferson Parish and the Town of Jean Lafitte will be suspended for the next two weeks, September 10th through September 23rd, 2012, to facilitate use of all Jefferson Parish rear-load recycling trucks for bagged storm debris collection.
Public Works Crews Assisting in Collection of Bagged Storm Debris
Jefferson Parish’s Public Works Department is providing trucks and crews to facilitate collection of the large volumes of Jefferson Parish residential bagged storm debris. Crews will work 7 days/week until collection of all bagged storm debris is completed.
Curbside Collection of Storm Debris
Jefferson Parish has over 70 contracted crews collecting storm-generated debris consisting of (a) tree limbs, (b) construction and demolition building materials, and (c) household contents such as furniture and carpeting. Ceres Environmental Services, Inc. is collecting storm debris on the east bank and DRC Emergency Services; LLC is collecting storm debris on the west bank.
The Parish anticipates a minimum of three passes, the first of which is only for collection of tree limbs. The first pass through all neighborhoods, with the exception of Lafitte, is expected to be completed on Monday, September 10th, 2012. A second pass will follow thereafter to collect any remaining loose storm debris, construction and demolition building materials, furniture and carpeting. The Parish will provide residents with an announcement prior to the final collection pass.
Residents should not place storm debris for collection on or near mailboxes, fire hydrants, under low hanging wires or tree branches, or behind parked vehicles, as the trucks cannot access these locations. All leaves, small twigs must be bagged for collection. Additionally, residents should not place debris in streets as it poses a safety hazard and could enter storm drains and impede drainage flow.
Temporary Residential Storm Debris Yards Open 7 Days Per Week From 10:00a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Until Further Notice
Residents may also bring storm debris consisting of tree limbs, construction and demolition building materials, and household contents such as furniture and carpeting to two temporary storm debris yards at the following locations:
- 6250 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero – next to the Citizen Trash Drop-off Site
- 912 David Dr., Metairie, LA – next to the Citizen Trash Drop-off Site
Citizen Trash Drop-off Sites Are Open Tuesday through Sunday from
10:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. These sites are closed on Mondays
Residents may also bring residential garbage and household appliances Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the following locations:
- 400 David Drive, Metairie *
- 6440 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero *
- Wall Blvd., one block south of Lapalco Blvd., Gretna
- Treasure Street, off of Highway 45, Lafitte
* Used automotive fluids & tires accepted at David Drive and Lapalco Blvd. Sites only.
If you have any questions, please call Marnie Winter, Director, Department of Environmental Affairs, at 731-4612.