NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans, Department of Sanitation will host a Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day on Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Recycling Drop-Off Center, 2829 Elysian Fields Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70122. Proof of Orleans Parish residency will be required in the form of a valid driver’s license or a motor vehicle inspection sticker.

Household Hazardous items that will be accepted only on Saturday, May 11 include:garden chemicals, pesticides, household cleaners, drain cleaners, bleach, paint (latex and oil based), paint thinner, varnish, grout, flammable liquids, muriatic acid, small mercury devices, aerosols, pool shock, antifreeze, motor oil and gasoline. Household Hazardous items should never be placed in garbage or curbside  recycling containers.

The following items will not be accepted: tanks, fire extinguishers, explosives, radioactive materials, medicines, medical waste, radioactive materials, asbestos or hazardous waste from businesses or schools.

Items accepted at all monthly Recycling Drop-Off Events include: paper (newspaper, magazines, catalogs, office paper, junk mail, phone books), plastics (#1 through #7), small metals (aluminum, steel, tin), cardboard, boxboard, wax board, E-waste* (computers, laptops, telephones/telephone systems, keyboards, speakers, telephone/computer cables, x-boxes, PlayStations, Wii, MP3/DVD/CD Players, UPS, circuit boards, Portable Navigation/GPS devices, in jet/toner cartridges, digital cameras/video recorders (DVRs), fax machines, small printers, Monitors, Processors, Networking equipment, stereos, security Systems), Household batteries:* (AA, AAA, AAAA, C, D, 6v, 9v, Lithium), Light bulbs:* (fluorescent and incandescent), Mardi Gras beads, Televisions (limit 4), Tires (limit 5), Composting: fruit and vegetable scraps (peels, skins, pits or seeds), tea bags, coffee grounds and paper filters, eggshells, nutshells, seed shells, plain bread, grains, and plain pasta (no toppings, meat, bones, dairy or foods with oil) and Glass (limit 50 lbs.).

The City reserves the right to limit the type and quantities of items accepted.

Below is the remaining 2019 schedule for the Recycling Drop-Off Center: 

May 11:   Recycling Drop-Off Day & Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day
May 25:   Recycling Drop-Off Day
June 8:    Recycling Drop-Off Day
June 22:  Recycling Drop-Off & Shred Day—Limit 50 lbs.
July 13:   Recycling Drop-Off Day
July 27:   Recycling Drop-Off Day
Aug. 10:  Recycling Drop-Off Day
Aug. 24:  Recycling Drop-Off Day
Sept. 14: Recycling Drop-Off & Shred Day—Limit 50 lbs.
Sept. 28: Recycling Drop-Off Day
Oct. 12:   Recycling Drop-Off Day
Oct. 26:   Recycling Drop-Off Day
Nov. 9:    Recycling Drop-Off Day
Nov. 23:  Recycling Drop-Off Day
Dec. 14:  Recycling Drop-Off & Shred Day—Limit 50 lbs.
Dec. 28:  Recycling Drop-Off Day

Companies providing free recycling services to the community, in partnership with the Department of Sanitation, are: Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council (CACRC) (electronics), Republic Services (recycling), The Green Project (paint),The Composting Network (composting), ArcGNO, Mardi Gras beads and Iron Mountain (paper shredding).

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