NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Two New Orleans sanitation contractors are in the process of replacing all 95-gallon trash carts for eligible residents and small businesses.
According to the city, the replacements are part of new solid waste contracts.
Both Richards Disposal and Metro Services will replace the old carts by April 30.
The city says many current trash carts have been in service for a decade and are showing their age with frequent breakdowns.
In order to get the replacement, citizens are urged to place their carts curbside on each scheduled collection day. Residents who have had their old carts removed should expect to receive their new cart no later than the next collection day. Residents who do not receive their carts in that time frame are advised to call 311 to report the problem.
The city says 95% of Metro Services' customers have received their new carts with the exception of a small area in New Orleans East.
Richard's Disposal has begun delivery in the following neighborhoods: Algiers, Esplanade, City Park, Audubon, Broadway, So. Claiborne and Toledano.