Trash and Recycling Service Update
Waste Management has suspended trash and recycling services for Thursday, August 2020, due to Hurricane Laura. On Friday, August 28, 2020, Waste Management will restart curbside trash collection on streets that are passable for Friday customers. They will expand their routes to additional areas as more streets become clear of debris and other impediments.
Residential Garbage Customers missed on Thursday, will have collection on Monday, August 31, 2020. Recycling will be collected on Thursday, September 3, 2020.
Commercial Customers missed on Thursday will be recovered on Friday, August 28 and August 29, 2020.
As a reminder, please follow the guidelines below should your area be directly impacted by the storms. The company encourages all residents and businesses to secure their garbage cans and other trash containers in a safe location. In addition, all loose trash, such as tree limbs, should be bundled, tied down and placed in a location where the debris cannot become hazards to homes and automobiles in the event of high winds.
CONSUMER INFORMATION – SEPARATING HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE AND STORM DEBRIS
As families return to the areas affected by either of these storms, Waste Management strongly recommends that all residential customers separate their household garbage, such as food, diapers and regular household waste, from debris created by the storms and their aftermath. We ask that customers bag their household garbage and place it at the curb. Storm debris, including refrigerators, household appliances, bags of clothing, tree limbs, carpet and carpet padding, and wood fencing, should be placed in a separate pile or piles.
Separating household waste from storm debris will allow Waste Management employees to collect your household garbage more quickly and safely, helping prevent foul odors and safety hazards that would be created by mixing your household garbage with storm debris. The separation is also necessary to allow Waste Management to collect household waste and to permit others to collect storm debris in accordance with arrangements made by counties/parishes and municipalities with contractors independent from Waste Management.