The French Quarter has waste removal services through Progressive Waste Solutions.
Residential solid waste collection in the French Quarter occurs seven days a week, between 4:00am and 10:00 am. Properties may not leave containers or bags on public rights-of-way between the hours of 10:00am and 4:30pm. Solid waste must not exceed the volume limit (35 gallon cart supplied by Progressive or a fastened, 3 ply, thick, black bag)
Commercial solid waste collection in the French Quarter occurs twice a day, seven days a week, between 4:00am and 9:00 am, and between 5:00pm-7:00 pm. Properties may not leave containers or bags on public rights-of-way between the hours of 10:00am and 4:30pm.Solid waste must not exceed the volume limit (35 gallon cart supplied by the City or a fastened, 3 ply, thick, black bag).
French Quarter Sanitation Services
|Service||Commercial or Residential?||Frequency||Notes|
|Debris Removal: Bulky Waste (includes appliances, furniture, mattresses, up to 4 tires, carpet (less than 4′ long, rolled and tied), trees (less than 4′ long/bundled||Residential Only||1 day/week by appointment with SDT, 4:00am-9:00am||Wednesdays by appointment for eligible addresses.Otherwise by private contract or special arrangement. Commercial units are not eligible.|
Debris Removal: Curbside
|Residential||7 days/week, 1x/day, 4:00am-10:00am||Eligible FQ addresses. City solid waste must not exceed the volume limit (35 gallon cart supplied by City or a fastened, 3 ply, thick, black bag, if a waiver from the Department of Sanitation is obtained).|
Debris Removal: Curbside
|Commercial||7 days, 2x/day 4:00am-10:00am and 5:00pm-8:00pm||Eligible FQ small businesses. Solid waste must not exceed the volume limit (35 gallon cart supplied by City or fastened, 3 ply, thick black bag if a waiver has been obtained from the Department of Sanitation). Cardboard boxes are not to be used as waste containers.|
|Curbside Recycling||Both||Weekly, Tuesday 4:00am||Eligible FQ & DDD units. 18-gallon recycling bins should be placed curbside no earlier than 7:00pm each Monday, but before 4:00am Tuesday to ensure pick-up.|
Removal of Illegal Debris: Curbside
|Both||7 days/week||The City removes illegal debris remaining curbside from addresses not eligible for collection by the vendor. $150-$5000 fines are imposed.|
|Debris Removal: Public Litter Cans||Both||7 days/week 7:00am-3:00pm. Commercial area of French Quarter 3:00pm-11:00pm||
The contractor is to clean the litter can and liner at every collection.
The contract includes a supplemental Litter Can Patrol that is responsible for
|Enforcement||Commercial and Residential||NOPD Quality of Life Officers and a Sanitation Ranger handle enforcement. The Department of Sanitation partners with other Departments as well as state and federal regulatory agencies to handle enforcement.|
|Manual Street/Sidewalk Sweeping||Commercial (vendor)||7 days/week||Crew of 8 laborers and one supervisor between 5:00pm and 11:00pm, primarily between Bourbon, N. Peters, Canal and Esplanade|
|Manual Street/Sidewalk Sweeping||Residential (City)||7 days/week, 6:00am-2:00pm|