THURSDAY MORNING UPDATE 9/16/2021
Good Morning to everyone!
The volume of garbage continues to be very heavy. Prior to the storm we averaged picking up roughly 450 tons of household garbage on a daily basis. Since the storm we are averaging roughly 670 tons of household garbage per day. This is one of the main reasons that we have limited what we are picking up to Cart Content Only. We would not be able to service all customers on each route if we picked up household garbage outside of the cart(s) as well. Hopefully the volume of garbage levels off and we can resume picking up household garbage items outside of the cart(s) very soon.
All of your bulky waste and green waste should be in separate piles at the curb so that the Storm Debris Contractor in your area can pick up.
STORM DEBRIS — All other areas of the Parish except the City of Slidell and Town of Pearl River
(St. Tammany Parish, City of Mandeville, City of Covington, Town of Abita Springs, City of Picayune)
Please check the Parish/City website and FB page for the pick up of Storm Debris in your area. We are not picking up any bagged storm debris in these areas. All leaves, small branches, twigs, etc should be loose and put with your green waste pile at the curb. (Please see illustration below concerning storm debris)
(1) Construction/Demolition material – carpet, drywall, furniture, lumber, mattresses, plumbing materials, shingles and tiles. DO NOT PUT this material in regular garbage cans.
(2) Vegetative Debris – tree debris, leaves, logs, plants. DO NOT BAG this material, DO NOT PUT in regular garbage cans
(3) White Goods(household appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, a/c units, washers and dryers, microwave ovens, etc…)
(4)Electronics – computers, TV’s, stereos, radios, and other devices with an electric cord.
(5) Household Hazardous Waste – cleaning supplies, lawn chemicals, oils, oil based paints, pesticides, batteries, or other items that may be of a hazardous nature.
Recycling is still suspended. Please watch for further updates towards the end of the week as to when we hope to resume recycling. We are checking with the processing facility to make sure that they have power and will be able to accept the recycling materials.
Our Office is open. Our office hours are Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm. Please be patient as the call volume will be high are we are currently short 2 Customer Service Representatives. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
As always we thank you for your patience, understanding and support.