NEW ORLEANS, LA -- Join CleanUpNOLA, a cross-project that brings together the efforts of city departments and the community to make New Orleans cleaner, healthier, and shine. Launched in 2018 by Mayor LaToya Cantrell, the program aims to keep city roads and neutral groundswell, buildings are up to code, and public spaces free of trash and litter.
Until today, the program has involved more than 2,400 volunteers with more than 2,000 trash bags filled. The program also succeeded in planting more than 250 plantations across the city. As for the latest update, The City of New Orleans will get rid of old tires, free of charge. Put up to four tires next to your trash bin and call 311 to schedule a pickup, or to report tire dumping.
CleanupNOLA is also open for volunteers. Click here to sign up as volunteers today https://cleanup.nola.gov/home/#volunteer
In September 2018, Mayor Cantrell announced the launch of the project to leverage the resources of several City departments, including Sanitation, Public Works, Health, Safety & Permits, Code Enforcement, Neighborhood Engagement, Park & Parkways, and Mosquito, Termite & Rodent Control. These City departments would collaborate to eliminate litter and blight, create a healthier environment, increase access to City services, and increase community education and engagement in bringing awareness to keep the city clean and healthy for everyone.
"CleanUpNOLA is something that is very near and dear to me because it speaks to so much of what I believe in -- as a community organizer, as a City Council member, and now as Mayor of the City of New Orleans," stated Mayor Cantrell upon the launching of the program. Mayor Cantrell also added that this initiative was more than trash, graffiti, tall weeds, and unkempt properties. She felt that these factors impacted the city's economic development, safety, and quality of life of every New Orleanian negatively.
CleanUpNOLA focuses on 12 important major streets throughout the city. A portion of the work will focus on improving present everyday operations. The Tiger Team, a group of key leaders within CleanUp NOLA, collaborates to improve the efficiency of city services.
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