City to add glass collection at its Recycling Drop-Off Center
NEW ORLEANS – On Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, curbside glass recycling will end in the French Quarter and the Downtown Development District (DDD). Beginning Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, the City of New Orleans Department of Sanitation will add glass to its list of items accepted at the City’s Recycling Drop-Off Center (2829 Elysian Fields Ave.) on the second Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
In September 2015, the City began curbside glass recycling each week in the French Quarter and the DDD. Due to low participation of eligible properties, the City can no longer justify the cost of the program to taxpayers. The curbside glass recycling program in the French Quarter and the DDD will be replaced by the addition of glass to the Recycling Drop-Off Center’s list of accepted items, so that all Orleans Parish residents can recycle glass. The last date for the curbside glass recycling in the French Quarter and the DDD is January 12, 2017.
Residents can bring up to 20 lbs. of glass to be recycled in addition to the items already accepted at the Drop-Off Center.
In addition to glass, Orleans Parish residents can drop off the following items on the second Saturday of each month: paper products (newspapers, junk mail, phone books, catalogs, office paper and color inserts); plastics #1 through #7 (water, soda, juice, detergent, plastic pots from nurseries, plastic bags, etc.); metals (aluminum, tin and steel cans); cardboard; boxboard (cereal boxes); Mardi Gras beads; batteries (AA, AAA, AAAA, C, D, 6 & 9 volt); light bulbs (incandescent and fluorescent); and electronics such as computers, laptops, phones, televisions (limit 4), microwave ovens and tires (limit 4).
For more information about the City’s recycling program, please visit nola.gov/sanitation/recycling or call 311.
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