City of New Orleans hosts recycling drop-off event September 11


NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)— On Saturday, September 11, 2021, the City of New Orleans Department of Sanitation will host a recycling drop-off event at the City’s Recycling Drop-Off Center, located at 2829 Elysian Fields Ave., from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. 

This event will not include free paper shredding or composting.

Recycling collection is currently suspended citywide while City sanitation contractors focus on household solid waste collection. Orleans Parish residents can drop off the following recyclables:

  • Paper: newspapers, junk mail, phone books, catalogs, office paper
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Boxboard: cereal boxes and soft drink boxes
  • Plastics #1 (soda/water bottles) and #2 (milk/juice/shampoo/detergent containers)
  • Small metals: aluminum and steel
  • Mardi Gras beads
  • Batteries: AA, AAA, AAAA, C, D, 6-volt, 9-volt, Lithium
  • Light bulbs: incandescent and fluorescent
  • Electronics: iPads, tablets, computers, laptops, phones, keyboards, speakers, cables, x-boxes, PlayStations, Wii, MP3/DVD/CD Players, UPS, Circuit boards, portable navigation/GPS devices, inkjet/toner cartridges, digital cameras/video recorders (DVRs), fax machines, small printers, monitors, processors, networking equipment, stereos, security systems 
  • Televisions: limit 4
  • Tires: limit 5 
  • Glass: limit 50 lbs. (please remove corks and caps)

For more information, please call 311 or visit

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