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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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City of New Orleans will accept Mardi Gras beads at monthly recycling drop-off center

February 22, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, the City of New Orleans announced that it will accept Mardi Gras beads on Saturday, March 9,2013 in conjunction with the Department of Sanitation’s monthly Recycling Drop Off Days at 2829 Elysian Fields Avenue, from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   Residents can bring beads collected during parades to be recycled in addition to the items regularly accepted on the second Saturday of every month.

Regularly accepted items include: newspapers, junk mail, phone books, catalogs, office paper, plastics: #1 through #7, small metal cans, cardboard, boxboard (i.e. cereal boxes), and waxboard (i.e. juice boxes).   E-waste* (computers, laptops, cell/telephones, telephone systems, cables, x-Boxes, playstations, Wii, MP3s, DVRs, DVDs, circuit boards, GPS, ink/toner cartridges, digital cameras/picture frames, fax machines, beepers, pagers, stereos, security systems, televisions (limit 4) ), batteries (AA, AAA, AAAA, C, D, 6 & 9 volt), light bulbs (incandescent and fluorescent) and tires (limit 4). 

Below is the remaining 2013 schedule for the Recycling Drop Off Center.

  • April 13- Shred Day –Iron Mountain will securely and confidentially shred up to 50 lbs. of documents at no charge
  • May 11- Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day (we will also accept items such as pesticides, chemicals, cleaners, bleach, acids, paint, paint thinners, grout, oils, gasoline, antifreeze, aerosols, mercury devices, pool shock, and flammable liquids - These items should not be thrown away with regular garbage or place in curbside recycling containers.)
  • June 8                                         
  • July 13
  • August 10- Shred Day- Iron Mountain will securely and confidentially shred up to 50 lbs. of documents at no charge
  • September 14
  • October 12
  • November 9- Shred Day- Iron Mountain will securely and confidentially shred up to 50 lbs. of documents at no charge
  • December 14

For more information, please email Sanitation@nola.govTo register for the City’s FREE curbside recycling program, please call 311. These services are only available to residents of Orleans Parish.

 
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Last updated: 2/22/2013 5:14:36 PM

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