City to Host Paper Shredding Event as Glass and Compost Collections Continue

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July 12, 2018
Contact: LaTonya Norton

For Media Inquiries Only
(504) 658-4962

City to Host Paper Shredding Event as

Glass and Compost Collections Continue

NEW ORLEANS — On Saturday, July 14, 2018, the City of New Orleans Department of Sanitation will host a paper shredding event in conjunction with Iron Mountain from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the City’s Recycling Drop-Off Center located at 2829 Elysian Fields Ave.

Four times a year Orleans Parish hosts shredding days. Residents can bring up to 50 pounds of personal or sensitive documents to be shredded safely and securely by Iron Mountain’s on-site mobile unit. Iron Mountain accepts mixed office paper, light cardboard and similar materials. They do not accept plastic, compact discs, DVDs or metal (other than paper clips or staples).

The Department of Sanitation, in conjunction with The Composting Network, will continue to accept frozen food scraps from residents to be composted. Compost will only be accepted from private residences (not businesses). The Composting Network accepts fruit and vegetable scraps (peels, skins, pits or seeds), tea bags, coffee grounds (including paper filters), eggshells, nutshells, seed shells, plain bread, grains and plain pasta (no toppings). They do not accept meat, dairy, bones or foods with oil.

Iron Mountain and The Composting Network offer their services at no cost to the public in conjunction with the City’s recycling drop-off events.

On the second Saturday of each month, Orleans Parish residents can drop off:

  • Paper products including newspapers, junk mail, phone books, catalogs, office paper and color inserts
  • Plastics #1 through #7, such as water bottles, soda bottles, juice bottles, detergent containers, plastic pots from nurseries, plastic bags, etc.
  • Aluminum, tin and steel cans
  • Cardboard
  • Box board (cereal boxes)
  • Mardi Gras beads
  • Batteries (AA, AAA, AAAA, C, D, 6-volt, 9-volt and lithium)
  • Light bulbs (incandescent and fluorescent)
  • Electronics such as computers, laptops, phones, televisions (limit 4) and microwave ovens (limit 4)
  • Tires (limit 4)
  • Glass (limit 50 lbs.)
  • Designated organics for composting

The Department of Sanitation has resumed the collection of glass. Please remove caps and corks before recycling.

Since the City opened the Recycling Drop-Off Center in August 2010, a total of 1,183 tons have been recycled. Since the current curbside recycling program began in May 2011, a total of 48,250 tons have been recycled. Properties that are eligible to receive solid waste collection by the City are also eligible to receive free recycling services.

For more information, please call 311 or visit


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Coffee with Councilmember Kristin Palmer on Friday, July 13

Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer to Hold First Coffee with Kristin on Friday, July 13

District “C” Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer

NEW ORLEANS – Councilmember Palmer is hosting her first Coffee and Conversation with Kristin tomorrow, July 13th from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Congregation Coffee in Algiers. Councilmember Palmer looks forward to discussing important issues within her district and listening to concerns from residents.

Coffee and Conversation with Kristin will be held monthly at different coffee shops around District C.

WHO: Councilmember Palmer and District C residents

WHAT: Coffee and Conversation with Kristin

WHEN: Friday, July 13th from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Congregation Coffee, 240 Pelican Avenue



Tiffaney Bradley
Communications Director
Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer, District ‘C’

(504) 658-1034

Celebrate Arrival of New Ferryboat

New Ferry Boat

The big day is almost here!

WHAT:  Please join your friends and neighbors in welcoming our new Algiers/Canal St. ferry as it makes its way downriver to Chalmette where Coast Guard testing will be done prior to the boat going into service.

Just to be clear, the boat won’t stop, but bring something to wave:

  • A flag from your front porch
  • A second-line hankie
  • Your favorite Algiers-themed t-shirt, or “ferry” or “fairy” attire.
  • A musical instrument and repertoire of water-themed tunes
  • A picnic dinner and your favorite libation

WHY:   This party is just for fun– there’s no stage, no agenda, and no bells or whistles. Just a bunch of neighbors celebrating our new ferry!

WHEN: Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 - approximate arrival time: 6 to 8 p.m.  (The trip takes 10 hours from Jeanerette, but an exact arrival time cannot be determined until the boat passes through various locks along the way.)

WHERE: The batture land to the right of the Westbank ferry landing. (Site of Wednesdays on the Point.)

HOW:  Keep your eye on the APA Facebook page for real-time arrival time as the Captain calls with his location during the day on Tuesday.
See you on the levee!

New Ferry Boat APA Logo

City Hall Community Office Hours

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Neighborhood Engagement Office

Introducing Community Office Hours
Location Updates as of August 6, 2018

In an effort to be as accessible and responsive as possible to residents, City Hall has established Community Office Hours. This new initiative is intended to provide an opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and give residents the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.

The implementation of this initiative began on Monday, June 4, 2018, when City staff spent regular office hours on Mondays and Wednesday at various locations within the community.

Community Office Hours will enable City Hall to be accessible and helpful to more residents within neighborhoods. This effort will create a two-way street of effective communication and information flow for addressing neighborhood level issues.

What: City Hall Hosts Community Office Hours

When:  Mondays and Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


     District A:  Gernon Brown Recreation Center (Mondays and Wednesdays)
                        1001 Harrison Ave.., New Orleans, LA 70124

     District B:  Rosenwald Recreation Center (Mondays and Wednesdays)
                        1120 S. Broad St., New Orleans, LA 70113

     District C:  Treme Recreation Center (Mondays)
                        900 N. Villere, New Orleans, LA 70112

                       Cutoff Recreation Center (Wednesdays)
                        6600 Belgrade St.., New Orleans, LA 70131

     District D:  Milne Recreation Center (Monday and Wednesdays)
                        5420 Franklin Ave., New Orleans, LA 70126

     District E:  Sanchez Multi-Service Center (Mondays)
                       1616 Caffin Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117

                       Joe. W. Brown Park (Wednesdays)
                       5601 Read Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70127

We look forward to seeing and connecting with you in the community.  See you soon!