What exactly can I put in my recycle bin?
Please visit the link below to find out:
PLEASE DO NOT PUT SOILED PAPER OR STAINED PIZZA BOXES IN THE RECYCLE BIN
ITEMS ACCEPTED: newspapers, junk mail, phone books, catalogs, office paper, plastics: #1 through #7, small metal cans, cardboard, boxboard (cereal boxes/soft drink boxes), wax board (juice boxes/milk cartons) *Eligible properties: 4 units or less, not a hotel, restaurant or bar and within volume limits
SECOND SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH | 2829 ELYSIAN FIELDS AVENUE | 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The recycling drop-off center is at 2829 Elysian Fields
(the huge pink building just down the street from Lowe’s)
ITEMS ACCEPTED: newspapers, junk mail, phone books, catalogs, office paper, plastics: #1 through #7, small metal cans, cardboard, boxboard (cereal boxes/soft drink boxes), wax board (juice boxes/milk cartons), Glass, Mardi Gras beads, **E-waste (computers, laptops, telephones/telephone systems, keyboards, speakers, telephone/computer cables, x-Boxes, playstations, Wii, MP3/DVD/CD Players, UPS, circuit boards, Portable Navigation/GPS devices, ink jet/toner cartridges, digital cameras/video recorders (DVRs), fax machines, LCD Monitors, Processors, Networking equipment, stereos, security systems), **Batteries (AA, AAA, AAAA, C, D, 6 & 9 volt, Lithium), **light bulbs (incandescent and fluorescent), **televisions/microwave ovens/tires (limit 4)
ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED CURBSIDE OR AT DROP OFF: Soiled paper or cardboard (pizza boxes) or Styrofoam
REMAINING 2017 DROP-OFF SCHEDULE
NOVEMBER 11, 2017
DECEMBER 9, 2017 – SHRED DAY- Limit 50 lbs.
2018 DROP-OFF SCHEDULE
JANUARY 13, 2018
FEBRUARY 10, 2018
MARCH 10, 2018
APRIL 14, 2018-SHRED DAY- Limit 50 lbs.
MAY 12, 2018-HHW MATERIALS COLLECTION DAY
JUNE 9, 2018
JULY 14, 2018-SHRED DAY- Limit 50 lbs.
AUGUST 11, 2018
SEPTEMBER 8, 2018
OCTOBER 13, 2018-SHRED DAY- Limit 50 lbs.
NOVEMBER 10, 2018
DECEMBER 8, 2018-SHRED DAY- Limit 50 lbs.
For More Information or to Register for FREE Curbside Recycling and to
Receive a FREE Recycling Cart or Bin, CALL 311
ORLEANS PARISH RESIDENTS ONLY
For General Information, visit: nola.gov/sanitation
IRON MOUNTAIN is providing shredding, CACRC is providing e-waste recycling and Republic Services is providing single stream recycling, free of charge, as a service to the community, in conjunction with the City of New Orleans
NEXT HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS MATERIALS COLLECTION DAY
SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2018 – FROM 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 1:00 P.M.
|**GARDEN CHEMICALS||**PAINT (Latex and oil based)||**FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS|
|**MURIATIC ACID||**PAINT THINNER, VARNISH||**MERCURY DEVICES|
|**HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS||**OIL, GASOLINE||**BATTERIES (Auto/Motorcycle)|
Not accepting: explosives, radioactive materials, medical waste, asbestos, tanks, hazardous waste from businesses or schools
**These items should never be placed in garbage or curbside recycling carts or bins.
Community Partners Providing Services at no cost: Keep New Orleans Beautiful, CACRC, The Green Project, Heritage Crystal Clean, Young Artist Movement, Rebuilding Together, Hollygrove Farm and Market, Sewerage and Water Board, Young Leadership Council
LANDFILLS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC FOR DISPOSAL FOR A FEE
|SITE||LOCATION||PHONE||TYPE||DAILY HOURS OF OPERATION||TYPE OF DEBRIS ACCEPTED|
|Gentilly Landfill||10200 Almonaster
N. O. LA 70127
|III||Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (noon)
|Construction & Demolition and vegetative/woody|
|River Birch Landfill||2000 South Kenner Rd.
Avondale, LA 70094
|II||Monday – Friday: 5:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (noon)
|River Birch Landfill||5000 Hwy 90
W Avondale, LA 70094
|III||Monday – Friday: 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (noon)
|Construction & Demolition and vegetative/woody|
COMPOSTING SERVICES AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC***
|SITE||LOCATION||PHONE||DAILY HOURS OF OPERATION||FEE||SERVICES|
|The Composting Network||11201 Old Gentilly Road
N. O. LA 70129
|(504) 206-9298||Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Green waste : Landscapers only
|Compost Now||Various Collection Sites||www.facebook.com/CompostNewOrleansWaste||No||Drop Off: frozen vegetable and fruit, nuts, tea/coffee grounds…|
***There are some community gardens which accept organics for composting
HOW LONG WILL OUR TRASH BE AROUND?
|ALUMINUM CANS AND TABS||500 YEARS||Recycling aluminum can save up to 95% of the energy used to make aluminum; recycling 1 ton saves 27 cubic yards of landfill space|
|TIN CANS||50 YEARS||Tin cans are 99% steel|
|PLASTIC BOTTLES||INDEFINITELY||U. S. citizens use 4 million plastic bottles every hour|
|PLASTIC COATED PAPER||5 YEARS||Recycling 1 ton of paper saves about 17 trees, 463 gallons of oil, 6,953 gallons of water and 3 cubic yards of landfill space|
|GLASS BOTTLES||1,000 YEARS||The energy saved by recycling one glass bottle can light a 100 watt bulb for four hours; glass can be recycled again and again|
|STYROFOAM||INDEFINITELY||Recycle packing ‘peanuts’; reduce purchases|
|PLASTIC BAGS||10 – 20 YEARS||Reduce, Recycle, Reuse|
CITIZENS CAN IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN OUR CITY BY OBSERVING THE FOLLOWING CODES:
- Do not litter or place signs on public rights of way such as neutral grounds or utility posts or boxes.
- Properly contain solid waste for collection and remove carts from the public rights of way once emptied.
- Call 311 to schedule pick-up of bulky waste, such as furniture, bundled carpet or more than 6 bundles of tree branches (both, cut 4-foot or less), and up to 4 tires. Businesses are not eligible for bulky waste collection. (Section 138)
- Arrange for the private disposal of debris related to construction, renovations or the clearing of property. (Section 138)
- Ensure that all permanent dumpsters are screened from public view.
- Cut grass and remove litter, grass cuttings, and leaves from properties, extending 1.5 feet from the curb. Grass should not be allowed to grow above 18 inches in height.
- Do not sweep, blow, or pour items into storm drains. Water from storm drains flows into Lake Pontchartrain.
- Do not keep more than 20 tires on a property and do not transport more than 20 tires, unless specifically permitted by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.
- If hauling garbage, trash or other loose items in vehicles, securely cover the contents.
New Orleans is the first city in the nation to recycle cigarette butts.
Please visit the link below for more:
Recycled Christmas Trees help prevent erosion of marshes
The Green Project