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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Bike Network Planning Open House Workshop in District C, Monday, April 15


April 11, 2019

Contact: LaTonya Norton

For Media Inquiries Only
(504) 658-4962

Join Us for Bike Network Planning Open

House Workshop in District C, West Bank


NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans’ series of “open house” neighborhood workshops to engage residents about the upcoming plan to expand and improve the City’s bike network continues tonight with a District C meeting at KIPP Renaissance School (3820 St. Claude Ave.). The meeting will run from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The plan for the new network, known as Moving New Orleans Bikes, is led by the Office of Transportation in collaboration with the Department of Public Works, the City Planning Commission and community partners including Bike Easy and Blue Bikes. The meetings feature several activity tables where residents are asked to respond to key questions about mobility across the city to find safer, more accessible and more equitable options for cyclists as well as pedestrians, transit riders and auto drivers.

These meetings, held April 8-18, will explain how the City plans to:

  • Create a community-inspired vision for the New Orleans bikeway network
  • Educate the public on the bikeway planning effort
  • Discuss the importance of safe and protected bikeway infrastructure and it’s benefit to all modes of traffic
  • Gather support for a rapid build-out of the bikeway network once planned

Here is the schedule for the rest of the meetings, which run from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Districts C and E will each host two meetings.)

 Thursday, April 11 — District C, KIPP Renaissance School, 3820 St. Claude Ave.

 Monday, April 15 — District C, Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive

 Tuesday, April 16 — District D, AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana, 3155 Gentilly Blvd.

 Wednesday, April 17 — District E, Martin Luther King Library, 1611 Caffin Ave.

 Thursday, April 18 — District E, East New Orleans Regional Library, 5641 Read Blvd.

 As we build out safe infrastructure, we need to make sure we’re obeying the rules of the road. Refresh your memory by reviewing the guide on the back of the City’s Bike Network Map.

For more information about Moving New Orleans Bikes, visit the website and stay up to date by signing up for the newsletter.