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COVID-19 Update

To all of our customers in Orleans and St. John the Baptist Parishes, please be advised that despite COVID-19, Metro Service Group, Inc., will continue with its regularly scheduled trash pick-up service days in your respective areas. We pray that you and your families are safe and sheltering in place during this unprecedented time.

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When experiencing inclement weather please secure all garbage and recycling collection containers on your property between collections to avoid scattered trash and lost carts. 

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WHO WE ARE

 


Metro Service Group, located in New Orleans, Louisiana is a multi-faceted      corporation with specific expertise and certifications in the areas of Environmental  ServicesConstruction/Demolition  and Disaster Response and Recovery.  Metro Service Group is a licensed Contractor, certified in Building ConstructionHeavy ConstructionHighway, Street and Bridge ConstructionMunicipal and Public Works Construction and Solid Waste Management. 


 

Founded in 1982, Metro Service Group, formerly Metro Disposal, Inc. has grown from a single-axle rear loading truck into a major industrial services firm that serves the southeastern region of the United States with offices in Baton Rouge, LA, Hattiesburg, MS, Pensacola, FL and Atlanta, GA.  In the months following Hurricane Katrina, Metro Service Group functioned in a crucial recovery role by providing Debris Management, Demolition and Construction Services throughout the region. 


 

Under the leadership of brothers Jimmie M. Woods, Sr. and Glenn H. Woods, Sr.,  Metro Service Group counts as clients, public, private, commercial and industrial entities.  This list includes the United States Army Corp of EngineersFEMA, the United States Air Force, the United States Navy, the City of New Orleans, as well as a myriad of other organizations.  Additionally, Metro provides design/build construction services for various other agencies.  


 

Metro Service Group employs a staff of highly trained and qualified professionals and administrators utilizing cutting edge technology and creativity to successfully manage complex multimillion dollar projects.  With over 39 years of outstanding service and commitment, Metro continues to aggressively seek opportunities that expand its scope, increase its capacity and strengthen its position as an essential resource.  With its eye squarely on the future, Metro is focused on opportunities that will propel its success for generations.

NEWS...

City of New Orleans new cart announcement

March 24, 2017
Cart Announcement

St. John the Baptist Parish Garbage Contract
July 13, 2016

  

 

New Orleans' Louis Armstrong International Airport renovation

August 26, 2014: From our Hunt Gibbs Boh Metro teammate, Gibbs Construction

 

MSG opens CNG plant, says "Hello" to the future & "Good-Bye" to the gas pump!
Metro Service Group, Inc. held a ribbon cutting for its Compressed Natural Gas plant September 29, 2014 with Special Guests U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, Congressman Cedric Richmond, and Councilman James Gray

  

September 30, 2014

 DISPOSAL COMPANY INTRODUCES FUELING STATION TO LOWER COSTS, CREATE JOBS

 A new fueling station for the Metro Disposal Services truck fleet could be a game changer for the city.

Casey Ferrand, WDSU 6 News New Orleans

 

 

September 29, 2014

NEW ORLEANS EAST COMPANY SAYS "GOOD-BYE" TO THE GASOLINE PUMP

The future has come to the Metro Service Group yard off Old Gentilly Road in Eastern New Orleans.

John Snell, WVUE FOX8 New Orleans
 

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June 16, 2021

 

A Special Message From Metro Service Group Regarding Trash Collection  

 

Dear Neighbors:

 

Metro Service Group continues to make progress in recruiting additional drivers and catching up on various routes.  We sympathize fully with those residents who have experienced a delay in garbage pickup service. There is light at the end of the tunnel, and we are working 24/7 to expedite a return to regularized and on-time collections. In the meantime, we are grateful for the patience many people have shown as we work through these challenges. 

Regardless of the level of frustration you may have, we would ask that you show the hard-working men and women of Metro and the other companies that collect trash and recycling in the city the highest level of respect during this difficult time.

 

Our Progress

 

Over last weekend, we temporarily reassigned drivers from our operations in Mississippi who worked tirelessly to ensure pick-ups at thousands of houses in several neighborhoods. Additionally, new fulltime drivers have also been recruited and we are doubling down on our efforts to enlist staffing agencies and other resources to provide additional labor.

We are grateful for the support of some of our peers in the sanitation industry, Richards, Ramelli and Waste Pro, who recognize that this is an acute national problem that has hit home here in New Orleans over the last several weeks. For more on why this situation is happening here and the national context of a shortage of sanitation workers please consider the following:

 

THE PANDEMIC EFFECT: WORKERS MATTER

 

Several residents have asked why we cannot simply hire anyone who might be looking for a job.  Here’s why: Our shortage is in qualified drivers, not hoppers.  By law, and based on the demands of our insurance carrier, all drivers must have a clean driving record, a Commercial Driver’s License and two years of experience driving a commercial truck.  They must also pass all required drug and alcohol tests.  With many people still not returning to work following the pandemic, the pool of qualified drivers is limited, and competition is very steep. This article further demonstrates the acute national challenges many cities and companies are facing:

 

Roundup: Driver shortages hamper local waste collection, US recycling infrastructure begs $17B expansion

We are continuing to update our website (metroservicegroup.com) and invite the public to monitor the site for new information as it is made available.  

 

Again, from the women and men of Metro Service Group, Inc., thank you for your patience as we seek to recruit additional drivers and get back to business as usual, on time collections and clean streets.

 

Jimmie Woods for Metro Service Group, Inc

 

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