Recycling Glass: Drop Off Opens in New Orleans

June 11, 2018

Great news! The city has re-opened drop-off recycling for glass products.  The recycling drop-off center is located at 2829 Elysian Fields Ave and is open the second Saturday of every month from 8am-1pm.

Items Accepted at the Recycling Drop-Off Center

PLEASE SEPARATE: paper, metals, cardboard and plastics, which are disposed of through different processes.

  •     Paper Products (newspapers, junk mail, phone books, catalog, office paper, color inserts)
  •     Plastics #1 through #7 (water, soda, juice, detergent, plastic pots from nurseries, plastic bags, etc.)
  •     Metals (Aluminum, Tin, Steel Cans)
  •     Cardboard/boxboard (cereal boxes)/waxboard (juice and milk containers)
  •     Mardi Gras beads
  •     E-waste (computers, laptops, cell/phones, telephone systems, cable, x-Boxes, Playstations, Wii, MP3s, DVRs, DVDs, UPS, circuit systems, ink jet and toner cartridges, laptops, printers, fax  machines, uninterruptible power supplies, circuit boards, digital cameras/picture frames, stereos, speakers, MP3 players, security systems, GPS devices, video games)
  •     Televisions (limit 4)
  •     Batteries (AA, AAA, AAAA, C, D, 6, & 9 volt)
  •     Light bulbs (incandescent and fluorescent)
  •     Glass (limit 50 lbs)
  •     Tires (limit 4)

Special Recycling Dates

The Department of Sanitation coordinates a number of opportunities to recycle special household objects. These include:

Household Hazardous Waste Day - May 12, 2018
Household Hazardous Waste (HWW) encompasses leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients. Residents cannot and should not place Household Hazardous Waste in trash during regular pick-up.  Note: HHW Day open to Orleans Parish residents only, business excluded.

Shred Days
On Shred Days, the Department of Sanitation offers citizens the ability to shred personal and/or sensitive paper goods up to 50 pounds per person. This is a free community service offered in partnership with Iron Mountain.

    April 14, 2018: Shred Day
    July 14, 2018 Shred Day
    October 13, 2018: Shred Day
    December 8, 2018: Shred Day

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