More Trash-Talking

Here are some more resources, courtesy of Becky Zaheri and Katrina Krewe, for dealing with the trash and debris problems:

The Department of Sanitation 658-3800 … please call to schedule pick up from “your” neighborhood clean up, or to report any problem areas.

Citizen Disposal Sites

Citizens can drop off residential storm debris, at no charge, by showing a valid drivers license or brake tag, Mon – Sun from 6am – 5:30 pm at the following locations:
~West Bank, 2301 Hendee Court
~Elysian Fields Transfer Station, 2826 Elysian Fields
~I-10 Service Road and Crowder (trash materials may also be brought to this site only)

Neighborhood Debris Removal Contacts

Call 311 or 731-8627, or
Orleans Parish: 800-849-1355 or 504-658-2299
Jefferson Parish: 888-376-2220 or 985-359-3016

Neighborhood Watch (report dumping/littering)
Quality of Life Officers:
1st District – 658-6010 main
2nd District – 658-6020 main; 658-6029 QOL Officer Edgar Staehle
3rd District – 658-6030..QOL Officer Patrick Smith
4th District – 658-6040..Officer Chetley Ballex
5th District – 658-6050..Officer Spencer
6th District – 658-6060..Officer Joseph Joia
7th District – 658-6070 main
8th District – 658-6080..Officer Colin Munster

Call the state’s toll-free hotline, 1 (888) LITRBUG, to report littering. If caught and convicted, litterers face a minimum $75 fine.

Section 66-287 …The owner, his agent or occupant, of all premises shall be responsible to take up or cause to be taken up all aggregate sweeping of garbage, trash, litter, grass cuttings, leaves and other waste materials from the premises, sidewalks and abutting property, including the space beyond the curb line in front, extending 1-1/2 feet from the curb line into the street or roadway and in the rear and along side thereof such premises owned or occupied so that such sweepings shall not under any circumstances reach the drains, gutters, streets or roadways. The owner, his agent, or occupant shall be responsible to have all sweepings placed into containers sufficient to prevent such sweeping from being scattered by the wind and placed out on the days designated for collection.

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