Recycle Guide

By Alanna Benoit

To celebrate Earth Day every day, here are some helpful recycling tips for New Orleans residents.

Items that can be recycled curbside include

  • Paper (newspaper, magazines, junk mail, office paper, phone books, catalogs)
  • Plastics (#1 through #7)
  • Small metal cans (aluminum, steel, tin)
  • Cardboard
  • Paperboard (cereal boxes, toothpaste boxes)
  • Waxed cartons (juice boxes, milk cartons)

Things not accepted during curbside pickup can be done Second Saturday of every month 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 2829 Elysian Fields

Things Accepted at Drop Off

  • Newspapers/junk mail/phone books/catalogs/office paper
  • Plastics #1 through #7
  • E-waste (computers, laptops, cell/phones, telephone systems, cable, X-Boxes, PlayStations, Wii, MP3s, DVRs, DVDs, UPS, circuit systems, televisions (limit 4)
  • Glass (limit 50 lbs.)
  • Small metal cans
  • Cardboard/boxboard (cereal boxes)/waxboard (juice boxes)
  • Mardi Gras beads
  • Batteries (AA, AAA, AAAA, C, D, 6, & 9 volt)
  • Light bulbs (incandescent and fluorescent)
  • Tires (limit 4)

May 13, 2017: Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day

  • 8 a.m. — 1 p.m., 2829 Elysian Fields Ave.

How Long Will Your Trash Be Around?

What You Might Not Know About Trash
Item Years
Cigarette Butts 1-5 Years
Plastic-Coated Paper 5 Years
Tin Cans 50 Years
Plastic 6-pack Holder 450 Years
Aluminum Cans 500 Years
Glass Bottles 1,000 Years
Plastic Bottles Indefinitely

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