Sidney Torres IV getting back into the garbage game

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Sidney Torres

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – New Orleans businessman Sidney Torres IV, who was known for years as the man in the trash business who made the French Quarter smell “lemony fresh,” is getting back into the garbage game.

He announced on his Instagram page that he’s getting back into the business after a five-year hiatus.

IV Waste, LLC will begin trash service on Aug. 1, Torres said.

“Since we provided affordable, timely waste services and great customer service to the business owners and their management they asked me numerous times for us to return because of the lack of service they have received with missed pickups, dirty smelly cans, broken lids that lead to rodent issues and terrible customer service,” he said.

Torres used to own SDT Waste & Debris Services. Although it operated in multiple parishes, it was widely known for spraying lemon-scented spray into the sometimes smelly French Quarter.

He sold that business in 2011 and went on to redevelop a resort in the Bahamas. More recently, he bought the former Carmelite monastery on North Rampart Street and plans to turn that into an assisted living facility.

He also spearheaded the French Quarter crime app and French Quarter Task Force, equipping off-duty New Orleans Police Officers with Smart Cars to patrol the quarter.

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We're back as IV Waste! I have decided to get back into the waste business after five years of being gone. Since we provided affordable, timely waste services and great customer service to the business owners and their management they asked me numerous times for us to return because of the lack of service they have received with missed pickups, dirty smelly cans, broken lids that lead to rodent issues and terrible customer service. We were the first and only company that cleaned the French Quarter to a Disney World like clean and made it smell lemony fresh. We are happy and eager to provide the 5 star service that we did in the past once again. My team consists of some of my best original employees from ten years ago. We will have all new trucks, equipment and our signature lemon scent Super Fresh. The accountability and transparency will be available for all customers through our technology and GPS tracking on each truck. Every customer will have a unique geo-code that allows us to know exactly when the truck makes the pickup or when the truck will be at the location. We pride ourselves on using technology to make us accountable for delivering the highest level of service. After five years of being out of the business we would be honored and are looking forward to servicing you again. We guarantee that you will be serviced on time, cleaned monthly, same day service repairs and no more smelly cans. We would be proud to be your trash provider again and will guarantee better service at a lower cost. IV Waste, L.L.C. will begin service on August 1, 2016. Please call to schedule your service today. Truly Yours, Sidney D. Torres IV #ivwaste

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