Parish President Hotard takes emergency actions regarding garbage pick-up

Published 6:17 pm Thursday, September 16, 2021

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LAPLACE — St. John the Baptist Parish President Jaclyn Hotard is taking extraordinary, emergency actions to rid Parish of abnormally high volumes of waste.

 In response to mounting garbage, Hotard is issuing the Emergency Household Waste Bid. Bids will be opened Sunday, September 18, 2021, at 10 a.m.

 Hotard is also in the process of executing agreements to increase disposal capacity.

Additionally, our residential waste vendor will continue to pick up daily; however, the increased amount of waste and other challenges created by Hurricane Ida called for emergency action. 

“My main priority right now is getting the trash off the street for our residents; therefore, taking emergency actions were necessary,” said Parish President Hotard. “I want to thank residents for their patience and cooperation as we work to get all garbage collected.”