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City of New Orleans Signs New Sanitation Contracts with IV Waste and Waste Pro

NEW ORLEANS — Mayor LaToya Cantrell today joined Sanitation Director Matt Torri, Orleans Parish Communications District Executive Director Tyrell Morris, Councilmember Eugene Green of District D, Councilmember Oliver Thomas of District E, IV Waste Owner and President Sidney Torres, Divisional Vice President of Waste Pro Louisiana Jesse Murphy and members of the community to officially sign new contracts for trash collection and recycling services in Service Areas 2 and 3, respectively.

“In preparing our 2023 budget, my administration has devoted more time, more energy, and more resources to responding to our most pressing and urgent needs, and one of those needs is focusing heavily on cleaning up the City of New Orleans,” said Mayor Cantrell. “Signing these new contracts today represents a long-term investment in cleaning up this City holistically. Our new contractors will most certainly provide the residents with what we know they deserve, while demonstrating to the residents that we are well equipped with the best contractors to perform these enhanced and more efficient services.”

The new contract with IV Waste and Waste Pro will be a seven-year agreement with the City of New Orleans and will provide enhanced collection services to residents in service areas 2 and 3. IIV Waste will service households in Service Area 2, or west of the Industrial Canal, which includes Lakeview, Gentilly, parts of Mid-City, Bywater and Marigny neighborhoods. Waste Pro will service households east of the Industrial Canal in Service Area 3, which includes the Lower Ninth Ward and New Orleans East neighborhoods.

Under the new sanitation contract, IV Waste and Waste Pro will introduce all-new equipment, a real time GPS tracking system, a 360-degree view camera system and route management technologies. This new agreement will promote the return of curbside recycling and positions specifically curated to grow and manage recycling in the City.

“For over a year, residents have been patient as we solicited new contracts for service areas 2 and 3,” said Torri. “Beginning Nov. 7, no longer do households have to worry about missed trash collection, debris being left behind or not receiving a replacement cart. Thank you to residents for their patience; the improved service and quality of life that they deserve are on the way.”

In the fall of 2021, the City of New Orleans transitioned to once-a-week trash collection. Under this new agreement, the City will continue to provide once-a-week collection services, which have proven to be effective in trash collection around the City. These enhanced services will also provide new 95-gallon trash and recycling carts to residents who request an additional container via 311.

“Every day, we look at every truck and every route, as well as the drivers and the hoppers to ensure they are providing the best service to residents,” said Torres. “The amount of energy behind starting this process is incredible, and we are super excited about this contract. There is one thing people in the area we are responsible for don’t have to worry about, and that is trash and recycling being picked up on time with nothing left behind.”

“We are excited to start a new partnership with the City of New Orleans,” said Murphy. “We look forward to enhancing the City’s solid waste collections and providing the residents in the City of New Orleans with the services known in our industry as the distinguishable difference.”

“Our citizens deserve to have the cleanest city possible, and these new services are one part of that,” said Councilmember Green. “The better work Waste Pro and IV Waste do, the happier our residents will be. I am confident in this level of service that we have never seen before in this City because the most important thing is our citizens having the best quality of life possible.”

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