City awards four emergency contracts to resolve solid waste collection crisis
The City of New Orleans announcement that he goes assign four contracts to resolve solid waste collection vsrisk this is continue to plaguee our neighborhoods. Emergency contracts will be awarded at Ceres Environmental Services, LLC; River birch, SARL; Waste Management, Inc. and Witt O’Brien ‘s, SARL. The City continue FEMA funding to subsidize costs; the current estimateeat for any new emergency waste collection is in the order of $ 20 million.
“These additional contracts will complement the curbside solid waste collection in both service areas and include methodical coordination as they work in partnership with our current contractors who step in to help,” said Mayor LaToya Cantrell. “Residents are always very frustrated and we recognize that action is the only thing that will reassure our employees as we shift gears to tackle our garbage collection challenges. It’s a tough job, but now we have the resources to be successful.
“We continued to to bring all available resources to support to rid our neighborhoods of garbage, ” said Deputy Managing Director of Infrastructure Ramsey Green. “Our first attempt to outsource additional support received no compliant tenderer for Service zone 2 despite a national call to help. So, we mobilized the equipment and labor of many VScity departments and partner agencies in the meantime to face this crisis step by step, and continue simultaneouslyed pursue others more timely option. Now we have gathered the right mix of people, equipment and a local transfer station start making substantial progress towards solve this crisis next week. We are very grateful for the support of Gthe governor Ooffice of Homeland Ssecurity and Eemergency Prepair (GOHSEP) Director General James Waskom and Denvironment department Qquality Secretary Dr. Chuck Brown for helping to negotiate this solution.
Ceres Environment, LLC‘s (Ceres) existing contract with the City is being to modifyed to facilitate the collection of solid waste throughout the city. From Friday September. On the 24th, eight teams will start collecting all solid waste outside the garbage carts using heavy equipment (dump trucks, front loaders, etc.). Ceres will continue with a steady ramp-up of equipment and manpower over the next week to reach a total of 35 crews. This work effort is separate from the emergency storm debris contract and will have a negligible impact on the sequencing of this work.. Residents should not expect storm debris to be picked up as part of these emergencies garbage collection contracts.
The City retains historically eligible storm debris (Vegetative, C&D, White Goods, etc.) and storm-related waste emergency household waste collection (excess waste caused by prolonged power outages) separate because there will be two requests for assistance. Since FEMA has the final decision on the eligibility of public aid applications, it is in the best interest of the City not to mix up expenses that could make the eventual reimbursement process more difficult if approved.
Witt O’Brien’s existing contract is being edited monitor the collection of solid waste from Ceres from Friday, September. 24. This work effort is separate and independent from emergency monitoring. storm debris contract and will have a negligible impact on the supervision of this work.
River Birch LLC will be awarded an emergency contract to support solid waste collections on Saturday September 7. 25 and Sunday Sept.. 26 with 20 garbage trucks in service area 2 only. The contract includes an option for additional support on upcoming weekends, as needed and if trucks and drivers are available.
Waste Management will be granted an emergency 90–one-day contract to reopen and operate a waste transfer station that will support solid waste collection throughout the city located at 16600 Chef Liar Highway, New Orleans, LA 70129. This New Orleans-based transfer station cuts the time it takes for trucks to haul trash to landfill in half so crews can cover more roads each day.
Emergency trash contracts Monitoring
Make sure effective management, the The city will take advantage on the site know-how of Office of the Governor of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP). GOHSEP Agency Director THEIeyoutenant VSolonel Euclid D. Talley will oversee day-to-day operations in support of the sanitation director. Together, these four companies will start emergency household waste collection to Friday, Sep. 24. In the next few days, a the progress map for this operation will be available on ready.nola.gov.
Update on service area 1 Solid waste collection
Richard’s elimination will continue collection in Service zone 1 with 18 trucks, seven days a week from 4.30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Last week, Ramelli Waste, LLC (Ramelli) was awarded a contract to increase solid waste collection from Richard’s Disposal in service area 1 for more than 3000 households.The crews started the Thursday, September 16 with four trucks focused on the removal of solid waste at the curb and garbage bags; additional trucks will be added as they become available.Richard’s Disposal continued to make strong progress towards returning to regular solid waste collection twice a week.
Service Area 2 Solid Waste Collection Update
Metro Services Group, LLC continues operations with 15 to 20 trucks in Service Zone 2, six To seven days a week from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. IV Waste Management supports their efforts with between three and eight trucks, Tuesday through Sunday.
Gradual ramp down Operation Mardi Gras Clean Sweep – Service area 2
The City launched Operation Mardi Gras Clean Sweep in Florida neighborhood on Thursday, Sept.. 16. The crews of mmultiple City departments and partner agencies have continued to work daily using heavy equipment (dump trucks, front loaders, etc.) and workers to remove the garbage bags from the 51 subzones in service area 2. Nowadays, 197 loads (2,955 cubic yards (1,182 tons)) Have been cleared of ten completed sub-areas and the crews will continue to work actively like we rise in power production. See the Mardi Gras Clean Sweep operation Pprogress Map.
Emergency debris removal
The City’s emergency debris removal contract was in place prior to Hurricane Ida. Debris contractor Ceres began last week collecting about 200,000 cubic yards (54,000 tonnes) of storm debris that will be picked up via three city-wide passes.The debris collection tracking card is now displayed on Cleaning – Ready for NOLA. Nowadays, over 57,000 cubic yards (19,232 tonnes) of storm debris were recovered, and 2,344 dangerous limbs / trees were removed. Based on the progress to date, we estimate that it will take around 30 days to complete the first pass.Information will be shared publicly on the planned collection schedule and route for the third and final pass.
Elysian Fields Transfer Station
In response to a myriad of inquiries about where residents can drop off solid waste, ta Ville opened the Elysian Fields transfer station Wednesday Sept.. 15 residents to dispose of bagged household garbage. This service is offered free of charge between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. seven days a week. Nowadays, 3 145 vehicles (approximately 300 tons) visited the transfer station to dispose of the waste. Elysian Fields transfer station will continue with this service operation for the foreseeable future.
“Thank you to the men and women who have been on the ground relentlessly removing garbage and debris from our streets since August 30. [Departments of Sanitation, Public Works, Parks & Parkways, Mosquito Control and Sewerage & Water Board, New Orleans Police Department, Orleans Parish Sherriff’s Office], ” said sanitation director Matt Torri. “The crews were able to regularly remove the bags through the vsity with a view to eese emergency trash contractors to get started. We also thank our residents for their support in using the Elysian Fields facility. ”
Separate collection remains suspended while entrepreneurs focus on solid waste collection. Residents can bring their recycling at the Champs Elysées depot which is planned for Saturday 25 Sep from 8 a m – 1 afternoon here is a connect to the remaining to file 2021 calendar.
Residents can call 311 for any questions regarding solid waste collection and debris removal.
Sanitation Department The Sanitation Department leads all activities related to garbage collection, disposal, recycling and street cleaning, including the registration of new bins and recycling bins. He is also responsible for ensuring compliance with local, state and federal regulations for the collection and disposal of solid waste for the city of New Orleans.