NEW ORLEANS, LA - This past Monday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that the City will sponsor a Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, June 11, 2011, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 2829 Elysian Fields Avenue.
On Household Hazardous Waste Day, the Department of Sanitation will collect a number of every day household items which are no longer in use by residents and should not be thrown away with regular garbage or in curbside recycling containers. Some of the items accepted include batteries, televisions, paint, light bulbs, oil, mercury devices, aerosols, pesticides and household cleaners.
"This is a safe way of disposing with materials that could be hazardous to residents, and we encourage people to start saving these items now and drop them off to us on June 11," said Mayor Landrieu.
Additionally, the City's free curbside recycling services began on May 2, 2011. Residents who are not yet participating in the recycling program but who would like to register may sign up at http://recycle.nola.gov. Carts will be provided by the City only on request. Residents may also fill out the Recycling Service Notice manually and mail it or drop it off to City Hall, 1300 Perdido Street, Room 1W03, New Orleans, LA 70112 or fax it to (504) 658-3801.
Residents may also use their blue or black recycling bins that were used before Hurricane Katrina. The plastic bins must be marked for recyclables and residents must register for services.
Collection maps and schedules for Richards and Metro Disposal service areas may also be found on the City's website.
As a result of adding regular curbside recycling services for most of New Orleans, the City will reduce its ongoing recycling and e-waste drop-off to once a month, the second Saturday of each month, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 2829 Elysian Fields Avenue. Residents are encouraged to drop off their unused or unwanted electronic items (computers, monitors, keyboards, speakers, cell phones, digital cameras, etc.) or recycling items on these days.
For more information on Household Hazardous Waste Day, please email Sanitation@nola.gov or call the Department of Sanitation at (504) 658-3800.
Curbside Recycling Registration Form
Department Of Sanitation
To register for recycling services, visit http://recycle.nola.gov or call the Department of Sanitation.