As defined by City ordinance, solid waste is "garbage, rubbish, refuse, or other discarded solid or semisolid materials resulting from domestic, commercial, industrial, agricultural activities and governmental operations, excluding solids or dissolved material in domestic sewage or other significant pollutants in water resources such as silt, dissolved or suspended solids in industrial wastewater effluents, dissolved materials in irrigation return flows, or other common water pollutants."
Solid waste makes up the majority of what properties place curbside through residential trash collection from the City of New Orleans.
Curbside Sorting of Solid Waste
Solid waste must be properly contained in garbage receptacles with tight-fitting lids or placed in fastened, thick plastic bags. Cardboard boxes are not to be used as waste containers. Cardboard must be broken down and placed in containers or bags. Solid waste containers and bags are not to block sidewalks.
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