Since Hurricane Ida, the City of Slidell has been continuously removing debris, approximately 128,000 cubic yards, from residential neighborhoods and public rights-of-way under its debris removal program. This accounts for nearly 4.5 cubic yards collected per resident.

The City of Slidell is scheduled to begin the final debris collection pass from Hurricane Ida on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. Residents must have disaster-generated debris placed on the curb by this date as contracted collection crews will conduct one final sweep of all city roads. Residents should keep debris out of the roadway and out of the line of sight for motorists. Debris should not be placed in ditches because this could lead to flooding during rain, nor should it be placed on street corners because this could cause line-of-sight issues. Only debris that is a direct result of Hurricane Ida will be removed during this pass. Please do not mix non-storm-related yard waste or bulk trash with storm debris. Mixed piles of storm debris and non-storm debris will not be removed.

To expedite the final pass, please ensure debris placed on the curb is segregated into like piles. If debris is not on the curb when collection crews pass through your area, it will not be collected under the City’s debris removal program.

Any green trees cut down after this press release (November 4, 2021) will need the required permits from the City of Slidell permits office and the removal of the debris will be the responsibility of the property owner.

Residents with debris questions can call (985) 646-4270 or email the City of Slidell at