Mayor – News – October 2021 – The City announces that IV Waste now supports collections as an emergency contractor in service area 2


NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans Sanitation Department announced that on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, IV Waste began taking over solid waste collection in Service Area 2 as an emergency contractor. IV Waste currently collects two routes per day, Tuesday through Saturday, with five to six trucks until a new supply is completed within the next 60 to 90 days.

“The City continues to add resources to stabilize solid waste collections throughout the City. We are delighted that IV Waste is supporting our efforts in service area 2 ”, said Matt Torri, Director of the Sanitation Department.

“New Orleans is my home and the headquarters of my business. I love our city. It is truly an honor to be called upon to help clean it up. The IV Waste team and I are committed to doing do our best to make New Orleans proud, ”he said. Sidney Torres, owner of IV Waste.

To date, the City has removed 28,087 tonnes of municipal solid waste between September 1 and October 10, 2021. Residents can view the solid waste collection dashboard here.

The City has temporarily switched to a solid waste collection once a week in service areas 1 and 2 to bring a level of consistency to residents. Residents can view solid waste collection schedules once a week here.

Storm debris (vegetative, construction, appliances, electronics) will continue to be collected separately by the municipal emergency debris contractor – Ceres Environmental. Residents can continue to follow the progress of storm debris here.

Selective collection remains suspended as the City strives to stabilize solid waste collections. For more information on future recycling collection events, please call 311 or visit

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