The city will make its fifth and final collection of tornado-generated debris this week for houses in the area of New Orleans East most impacted by the Feb. 7 tornado, from Chantilly Drive to Bullard Avenue and from Chef Menteur Highway to Dwyer Road.
The collection will take place Tuesday through Friday.
To ensure pickup, all debris must be separated into proper piles and placed in the area between the sidewalk and the curb no later than Tuesday.
Debris should be separated as follows: household garbage, construction debris, vegetative debris, household hazardous waste, white goods and electronics.
The first four passes through the area collected more than 15,000 tons of debris.
The city said it continues to work with organizations coordinating volunteer cleanup opportunities in New Orleans East.
Residents who need assistance with cleaning up debris may call 211 to register with Crisis Cleanup. They will be connected to volunteer organizations working in the affected area.
Residents do not have to cut and bundle branches in 4-foot lengths during this designated debris removal period in the impacted area. Leaves should be bagged.
Only debris resulting from the recent tornado is eligible for collection by the city's contractors.
Debris from contractors, including demolitions, is not eligible for collection by the city or its contractors. Private disposal arrangements must be made.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this post said debris needed to be picked up no later than Friday, March 17. It actually needs to be picked up no later than Tuesday, March 21.