THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS SIGNS NEW REMEDIATION 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, District D Council Member Eugene Green, Member of Council Oliver Thomas of District E, IV Waste Owner and President Sidney Torres, Divisional Vice President of Waste Pro Louisiana Jesse Murphy and community members officially sign new contracts for garbage 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 meeting our most pressing and urgent needs, and one of those needs focuses heavily on cleaning up the city of New Orleans,” said Mayor Cantrell. “Signing these new contracts today represents a long-term investment in holistically cleaning up this city. Our new contractors will most certainly provide residents with what we know they deserve, while demonstrating to residents that we are well equipped with the best contractors to provide these improved 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 of Service Areas 2 and 3. IIV Waste will serve households in the Service Area 2, or west of the Industrial Canal, which includes Lakeview, Gentilly, parts of Mid-City, Bywater and Marigny. Waste Pro will serve households east of the Industrial Canal in Service Area 3, which includes the Lower Ninth Ward and New Orleans East neighborhoods.
As part of the new remediation contract, IV Waste and Waste Pro will introduce brand new equipment, a real-time GPS tracking system, a 360 degree camera system and route management technologies. This new agreement will promote the return of selective collection and post offices specifically organized to develop and manage recycling in the city.
“For more than a year, residents have been patient as we solicited new contracts for Service Areas 2 and 3,” said Torri. “From November 7, households will no longer have to worry about missed garbage collection, debris being left behind, or not having a replacement cart. Thank you to the residents for their patience; the improvement in service and quality of life they deserve is on the way.
In the fall of 2021, the city of New Orleans switched to once-a-week garbage collection. Under this new agreement, the City will continue to offer once-a-week collection services, which have proven effective for garbage collection in the City. These enhanced services will also provide new 95-gallon garbage and recycling carts to residents who request an additional container through 311.
“Every day we review every truck and every route, as well as drivers and hoppers to make sure they are providing the best service to residents,” said Torres. “The amount of energy behind starting this process is incredible, and we’re super excited about this contract. is that waste and recycling are picked up on time and nothing is left behind.
“We are thrilled to start a new partnership with the City of New Orleans,” said Murphy. “We look forward to improving the city’s solid waste collections and providing residents of the City of New Orleans with the services known in our industry as the Distinctive Difference.”
“Our citizens deserve to have the cleanest city possible, and these new services are part of that,” said Member of the green board. “The better Waste Pro and IV Waste do, the happier our residents will be. I have confidence in this level of service that we have never seen before in this city, because the most important thing is that our citizens have the best possible quality of life.
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