Help Yourself


2829 ELYSIAN FIELDS AVENUE       –        8:00 a.m.  –  1:00 p.m.

recycleITEMS ACCEPTED: newspapers, junk mail, phone books, catalogs, office paper, plastics: #1 through #7, small metal cans, cardboard, boxboard (cereal boxes), waxboard (juice boxes), Mardi Gras beads, E-waste (computers, laptops, cell/telephones, telephone systems, cables, x-Boxes, playstations, Wii, MP3s, DVRs, DVDs, UPS, circuit boards, GPS, ink/toner cartridges, digital cameras/picture frames, fax machines, beepers, pagers, stereos, security systems, televisions (limit 4), Batteries (AA, AAA, AAAA, C, D, 6 & 9 volt), light bulbs (incandescent and fluorescent) and tires (limit 4)

Saturday, MARCH 21, 2015
Saturday, APRIL 11, 2015  SHRED DAY – Limit 50 lbs.

Citizens can improve the daily Quality of Life in New Orleans by observing the following City Codes: 

  1. Do not litter. (Section 138)
  2. Do not place signs illegally on public rights of way, including neutral grounds, utility posts or the area between the sidewalk and the curb. (Section 134)
  3. Properly contain solid waste for collection and remove carts from the public rights of way once emptied. (Section 138)
  4. Call 311 to schedule pick-up of bulky waste, such as appliances, furniture, carpet, more than 6 bundles of tree branches cut in less than 4-foot lengths, and up to 4 tires. Businesses are not eligible for bulky waste collection. (Section 138)
  5. Arrange for the private removal and disposal of debris related to construction, renovations or the clearing of property. (Section 138)
  6. Ensure that all permanent dumpsters are screened from public view. (Section 26-447)
  7. Cut grass and remove litter, grass cuttings, and leaves from properties, extending 1.5 feet from the curb. Grass should not be allowed to rise above 18 inches in height. (Sections: 66-287 and 28-19)
  8. Do not sweep, blow, or pour items into storm drains, which drain into Lake Ponchartrain. (Sections 66-287, 313, 314)
  9. Do not keep more than 20 tires on property, unless specifically permitted by the LDEQ. (Chapter 105, State Regulatory Code)
  10. If hauling garbage, trash or other loose items in vehicles, securely cover the contents. (Section 138-105)
  11. Do not place Household Hazardous Waste in regular garbage or drain systems. (Section 138)
  12. Reduce, Reuse, Educate and Recycle.

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There are fines and penalties, which range from $150 to $5,000, associated with violations of the City Codes listed in addition to possible community service and imprisonment.