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  • Information on your Garbage Pickup
    Tuesday, August 17, 2010
    Residents and Businesses need to know what IESI (formerly Coastal Waste Services, Inc.) provides as Gretna's Garbage and Trash Contractor.

The City of Gretna contracts with Progressive Waste/IESI to pick up residential and commercial garbage, trash and white goods.
Garbage and Trash pickup for all residents and businesses NORTH of the Westbank Expresssway is done on MONDAY and THURSDAY. Those on the SOUTH side of the Westbank Expressway will be picked up on TUESDAY and FRIDAY.

Collection by the contractor shall not commence before 6:00 a.m. and shall be completed by 8:00 p.m. Material authorized to be collected shall not be set out at curbside prior to 4:00 p.m. on the day preceding the regular collection day. No collections shall be made on Sunday. All uncollected material exceeding collection standards and empty containers shall be removed from the curbside by 9:00 a.m. on the day following garbage collection.

To contact us by telephone in the Gretna area our number is 877-747-4374.

Garbage Pickup Zones
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Twice a week collection and disposal for the city of Gretna. South of the Expressway collection days are Tuesday/Friday and North of the Expressway the collections days are Monday/Thursday. Timberlane's collection days are Monday/Thursday. Please put your bulky items out for collection on the collection day of the week. Items too large for collection by the usual collection truck will be collected that same Wednesday. Debris piles are not to exceed 6 foot square and 4 foot tall. It is important to put items out the first collection day so that the regular drivers can create a route for the special truck that collects on Wednesday.

If for some reason you are not serviced attached to your cart will be a reason card outlining the reason for the service interruption. If there is not a reason card please contact Progressive Waste.

Progressive Waste will supply to all customers a 96-gallon cart. The cart will remain the property of Progressive Waste; if it breaks we fix it, if you move please leave it.

Should you have an issue with your cart you can complete this online formYou can expect the issue to be resolved within 5 business days.

Construction Debris, Concrete, Liquid Paint and Mud are PROHIBITED.

To assure service on assigned day, garbage should be placed on the curb after 4 p.m. the day before collection day. By City ordinance, the containers cannot be placed on the curb earlier than 4 p.m. the day before collection day and must be retrieved and returned no later than 9 a.m. the day after collection day.

Service for the disabled will be handled on a case to case basis. Please call Progressive Waste at 877-747-4374 for details.

Prior to holidays check local newspaper for schedule. Progressive Waste observes New Years Day, Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Utilize old garbage cans to place out excess waste. Please containerize waste whenever possible.

Garbage Rates
These charges will appear on your monthly Gretna water bill.
$14.50 per residential household unit.
$32.50 for non-profit organizations.
$43.50 small business accounts - Prior authorization and limitations apply.
For apartments with 3 or more units, the rate is $43.50 for the 1st unit plus $14.50 for each additional unit.
White Goods
Each household is allowed to dispose of a maximum of two white goods (refrigerators, water heater, washer/dryer etc.) per year. Customarily these items are picked up on your first service day. NO white goods will be collected from commercial locations. Concerns can be addressed by calling Progressive Waste at (877) 747-4374 or by web at
Holiday Collection Schedule
The contractor may elect to observe the following holidays:
  • January - New Year's Day
  • January - Martin L. King Day
  • Revolves - Mardi Gras Day
  • July - Independence Day
  • September - Labor Day
  • November - Thanksgiving Day
  • December - Christmas Day
Specific information on the holiday schedule will be published in The Advocate newspaper within 48-hours of the observed holiday. Although your scheduled day may change, you will still have twice a week service.
Garbage Ordinance
View the City of Gretna Code of Ordinances, Chapter 82 Solid Waste for rules governing the placement and pickup of garbage and trash.
Drop Off Site
Should you wish to dispose of bulk trash yourself, you may use the Jefferson Parish Drop Off Site at 6250 Lapalco Boulevard (near Ames Boulevard) in Marrero. Call (504) 328-2233 for more information. This service is NOT INCLUDED in the above rates and residents of Gretna and Jefferson Parish will be charged a fee of $14.00 for a pick up truckload and $21.00 for trailers. Material containing asbestos, or asbestos roofing is not allowed. Commercial users will be charged a higher fee to use this site.
The site is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.