NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The New Orleans Department of Sanitation will host its next Recycling Drop-off Day on May 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Recycling Drop-Off Center at 2829 Elysian Fields Avenue. Recycling Drop-off Days will be held for Orleans Parish residents on the second Saturday of each month.
Items accepted at all monthly Recycling Drop-Off Days include: paper (newspaper, magazines, office paper, junk mail, phone books), ink jet cartridges, toner cartridges, digital cameras, DVRs, digital picture frames, metals (aluminum, steel, tin), laptops, stereos and speakers, plastics (#1 through #7), printers and fax machines, telephones, cords, systems, cell phones, beepers, pagers, uninterruptible power supplies, security systems, computers, processors, monitors, circuit boards, GPS devices, Xboxes, PlayStations, Wiis, MP3 players, DVD movies and video games, household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, incandescent light bulbs, Mardi Gras beads, microwave ovens, televisions (limit 4) and tires (limit 4).
Household hazardous waste materials will not be accepted at this event. Additionally, the City does not accept glass for recycling at the Drop-off Center or curbside except in the French Quarter or DDD.
Below is the 2016 schedule for the Recycling Drop-Off Center:
May 14: Recycling Drop-Off Day & Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day
June 11: Recycling Drop-off Day
July 9: Recycling Drop-Off & Shred Day--Iron Mountain will securely and confidentially shred up to 50 lbs. of documents at no charge as a community service
Aug. 13: Recycling Drop-Off Day
Sept. 10: Recycling Drop-Off Day
Oct. 8: Recycling Drop-Off & Shred Day--Iron Mountain will securely and confidentially shred up to 50 lbs. of documents at no charge as a community service
Nov. 12: Recycling Drop-Off Day
Dec. 10: Recycling Drop-Off & Shred Day--Iron Mountain will securely and confidentially shred up to 50 lbs. of documents at no charge as a community service
For more information on items accepted at the City's Recycling Drop-Off Center or to register for the City's FREE curbside recycling program, please call 311. These services are only available to residents of Orleans Parish.