The Sewerage and Water Board bills and collects the sanitation fee on behalf of the City of New Orleans for accounts showing any water consumption during the billing period. Contact Sewerage and Water Board at (504) 529-2837 regarding questions about the sanitation fee on your bill. You should contact the City for your sanitation issues or applying for a garbage cart.
The litter abatement application and affidavit are used to certify that a business or multi-residential structure has privately contracted for sanitation services, and wishes for monthly sanitation charges to be removed from their Sewerage and Water Board bill. This application, affidavit, and accompanying fee are effective only for the calendar year in which they were submitted and must be renewed each year to continue receiving an exemption from sanitation charges.
The Exemption from Increased Sanitation Charges application is for those who are 65 years of age and older AND whose income does not exceed federal poverty guidelines to apply to be exempt from any increase in sanitation charges above the rates in effect as of December 1, 2000, and to also be exempt from any recycling service charges, if applicable.