One company picks up trash for about half of New Orleans but gets paid millions less each year than the two other companies that split pickup in the other half of the city. Now, some city leaders say it is time to level the playing field.
"It’s not fair. It’s an unlevel playing field. How can you expect Mr. Richard at $13.75 a can to compete with other contractors who are getting $23 to $28 a can? You just can’t, because those other companies can pay their people more money."
A former trash contractor for the city of New Orleans believes LaToya Cantrell's administration may have orchestrated the recent trash crisis in order to move the trash contract out of his company's hands.
A FOX 8 investigation raises questions about connections between a now-fired Kenner employee and a contract worth Millions. Kenner paid its trash collector $5.5 million last year, but we found close to $1 million in payments were made without proper backup documentation.