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City informs residents on trash collection, health care following Hurricane Isaac

31st August 2012   ·   0 Comments

New Orleans, LA – Today, the City of New Orleans informed residents that routine trash collection and recycling collection will return to normal schedules on Friday, August 31, 2012.

Residents are reminded that garbage and debris must be placed between the sidewalk and the street curb for collection. Garbage and debris are not to be placed on neutral grounds or near trees, utility poles or fire hydrants.

Once collection has occurred, residents are asked to remove carts from the front of properties as soon as possible. By City Code, carts are not to remain continuously on sidewalks.
Residents should be aware that there are two separate procedures for normal trash collection and collection of trash generated from Hurricane Isaac.

For normal, scheduled collection by the City’s contractors, household garbage should be in garbage carts or secured in thick bags; Tree limbs and branches should be cut less than four feet in length and twelve inches in diameter and bundled; Leaves, grass, and small vegetation clippings should be bagged; Carpet less than four feet in length should be rolled and tied; and up to four tires can be placed per scheduled collection.

For collection of debris as a result of Hurricane Isaac by the City’s emergency debris removal contractors or the Louisiana National Guard, please separate into the following piles: Vegetative debris such as tree branches, leaves, and  logs; White goods such as refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, air conditioners, stoves, water heaters, and dishwashers; E-Waste such as: Computers, radios, stereos, DVD players; Construction debris such as building materials, drywall, lumber, carpet, furniture, mattresses, plumbing, and car tires; and Household Hazardous Waste such as batteries, televisions, pesticides, oils, paints, cleaning supplies, and compressed gas.

Since Hurricane related debris must be visible for collection by the emergency debris contractors, it should not be placed in black bags.

Health Update
All hospitals are at normal capacity and are beginning outpatient service. Contact your doctor to find out if your clinic will open.

Dialysis patients should contact their dialysis units as the majority are open and providing regular service. Dialysis patients having trouble reaching their centers can call 1-800-472-8664.

East After Hours Urgent Care on the Methodist Hospital Campus will resume services starting at 7am tomorrow.

The City will set up a medical special needs shelter Thursday evening for people who have high risk medical conditions.  Please call 504-658-2500 for more information and to get registered. Citizens who have already registered do not need to call again.

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