Your City Sanitation Department Wants You to Know about Recycling and More

What exactly can I put in my recycle bin?
Please visit the link below to find out:
https://www.nola.gov/sanitation/recycling/sort/

CURBSIDE RECYCLING*

PLEASE DO NOT PUT SOILED PAPER OR STAINED PIZZA BOXES IN THE RECYCLE BIN

ITEMS ACCEPTED:  newspapers, junk mail, phone books, catalogs, office paper, plastics: #1 through #7, small metal cans, cardboard, boxboard (cereal boxes/soft drink boxes), wax board (juice boxes/milk cartons)    *Eligible properties: 4 units or less, not a hotel, restaurant or bar and within volume limits

 

DROP-OFF RECYCLING

SECOND SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH  |  2829 ELYSIAN FIELDS AVENUE  |  8:00 a.m.  –  1:00 p.m.


The recycling drop-off center is at 2829 Elysian Fields
(the huge pink building just down the street from Lowe’s)

ITEMS ACCEPTED: newspapers, junk mail, phone books, catalogs, office paper, plastics: #1 through #7, small metal cans, cardboard, boxboard (cereal boxes/soft drink boxes), wax board (juice boxes/milk cartons), Glass, Mardi Gras beads, **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, ink jet/toner cartridges, digital cameras/video recorders (DVRs), fax machines, LCD Monitors, Processors, Networking equipment, stereos, security systems), **Batteries (AA, AAA, AAAA, C, D, 6 & 9 volt, Lithium), **light bulbs (incandescent and fluorescent), **televisions/microwave ovens/tires (limit 4)

 ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED CURBSIDE OR AT DROP OFF: Soiled paper or cardboard (pizza boxes) or Styrofoam

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REMAINING 2017 DROP-OFF SCHEDULE

                                                                        NOVEMBER 11, 2017

                                                DECEMBER 9, 2017 –  SHRED DAY- Limit 50 lbs.

 

 2018 DROP-OFF SCHEDULE

JANUARY 13, 2018                                                      

FEBRUARY 10, 2018

MARCH 10, 2018                                                                                                 

APRIL 14, 2018-SHRED DAY- Limit 50 lbs.                

MAY 12, 2018-HHW MATERIALS COLLECTION DAY                      

JUNE 9, 2018                                                              

 JULY 14, 2018-SHRED DAY- Limit 50 lbs.

AUGUST 11, 2018

SEPTEMBER 8, 2018  

OCTOBER 13, 2018-SHRED DAY- Limit 50 lbs.

NOVEMBER 10, 2018

DECEMBER 8, 2018-SHRED DAY- Limit 50 lbs.

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For More Information or to Register for FREE Curbside Recycling and to

Receive a FREE Recycling Cart or Bin, CALL 311

ORLEANS PARISH RESIDENTS ONLY

For General Information, visit: nola.gov/sanitation

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IRON MOUNTAIN is providing shredding, CACRC is providing e-waste recycling and Republic Services is providing single stream recycling, free of charge, as a service to the community, in conjunction with the City of New Orleans

NEXT HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS MATERIALS COLLECTION DAY

 SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2018     –    FROM 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 1:00 P.M.

**PESTICIDES **ANTIFREEZE **DRANO, BLEACH
**GARDEN CHEMICALS **PAINT (Latex and oil based) **FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS
**MURIATIC ACID **PAINT THINNER, VARNISH **MERCURY DEVICES
**AEROSOLS **GROUT **POOL SHOCK
**HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS **OIL, GASOLINE **BATTERIES (Auto/Motorcycle)

Not accepting: explosives, radioactive materials, medical waste, asbestos, tanks, hazardous waste from businesses or schools

**These items should never be placed in garbage or curbside recycling carts or bins.

Community Partners Providing Services at no cost: Keep New Orleans Beautiful, CACRC, The Green Project, Heritage Crystal Clean, Young Artist Movement, Rebuilding Together, Hollygrove Farm and Market, Sewerage and Water Board, Young Leadership Council

 

LANDFILLS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC FOR DISPOSAL FOR A FEE

SITE LOCATION PHONE TYPE DAILY HOURS OF OPERATION TYPE OF DEBRIS ACCEPTED
Gentilly Landfill 10200 Almonaster

N. O. LA 70127

(504)

240-0380

III Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (noon)

Sunday: CLOSED

Construction & Demolition and vegetative/woody
River Birch Landfill 2000 South Kenner Rd.

Avondale, LA 70094

(504)

436-1288

II Monday – Friday: 5:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (noon)

Garbage
River Birch Landfill 5000 Hwy 90

W  Avondale, LA 70094

(504)

436-1632

III Monday – Friday: 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (noon)

Sunday: CLOSED

Construction & Demolition and vegetative/woody

 

COMPOSTING SERVICES AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC***  

SITE LOCATION PHONE DAILY HOURS OF OPERATION FEE SERVICES
The Composting Network 11201 Old Gentilly Road

N. O. LA 70129

(504) 206-9298 Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Sunday: CLOSED

Yes Commercial Collections

Residential Collections

Green waste : Landscapers only

Compost Now Various Collection Sites   www.facebook.com/CompostNewOrleansWaste No Drop Off: frozen vegetable and fruit, nuts, tea/coffee grounds…

***There are some community gardens which accept organics for composting

 

     HOW LONG WILL OUR TRASH BE AROUND?                                                         

ALUMINUM CANS AND TABS 500 YEARS Recycling aluminum can save up to 95% of the energy used to make aluminum; recycling 1 ton saves 27 cubic yards of landfill space
TIN CANS 50 YEARS Tin cans are 99% steel
PLASTIC BOTTLES INDEFINITELY U. S. citizens use 4 million plastic bottles every hour
PLASTIC COATED PAPER 5 YEARS Recycling 1 ton of paper saves about 17 trees, 463 gallons of oil, 6,953 gallons of water and 3 cubic yards of landfill space
GLASS BOTTLES 1,000 YEARS The energy saved by recycling one glass bottle can light a 100 watt bulb for four hours; glass can be recycled again and again
STYROFOAM INDEFINITELY Recycle packing ‘peanuts’; reduce purchases
PLASTIC BAGS 10 – 20 YEARS Reduce, Recycle, Reuse

 

CITIZENS CAN IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN OUR CITY BY OBSERVING THE FOLLOWING CODES:

  1. Do not litter or place signs on public rights of way such as neutral grounds or utility posts or boxes.
  2. Properly contain solid waste for collection and remove carts from the public rights of way once emptied.
  3. Call 311 to schedule pick-up of bulky waste, such as furniture, bundled carpet or more than 6 bundles of tree branches (both, cut 4-foot or less), and up to 4 tires. Businesses are not eligible for bulky waste collection. (Section 138)
  4. Arrange for the private disposal of debris related to construction, renovations or the clearing of property. (Section 138)
  5. Ensure that all permanent dumpsters are screened from public view.
  6. Cut grass and remove litter, grass cuttings, and leaves from properties, extending 1.5 feet from the curb. Grass should not be allowed to grow above 18 inches in height.
  7. Do not sweep, blow, or pour items into storm drains. Water from storm drains flows into Lake Pontchartrain.
  8. Do not keep more than 20 tires on a property and do not transport more than 20 tires, unless specifically permitted by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.
  9. If hauling garbage, trash or other loose items in vehicles, securely cover the contents.

New Orleans is the first city in the nation to recycle cigarette butts.
Please visit the link below for more:
https://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/nation/2014/07/22/12972307/

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Recycled Christmas Trees help prevent erosion of marshes

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The Green Project

NEIGHBORS TO REMOVE INVASIVE SPECIES FROM BAYOU ST. JOHN ON JUNE 20 and JUNE 24

by Sara Beth Howard

NEIGHBORS TO REMOVE INVASIVE SPECIES FROM BAYOU ST. JOHN ON JUNE 20 and JUNE 24

Kayakityat ( http://kayakitiyat.com/ ) is hosting two events on June 20th and June 24th to remove the invasive water hyacinths from the north end of Bayou St John.

Please join your neighbors for some fun and help make a difference on June 20 and June 24

Tuesday, June 20th 12PM to 2PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/487442778269543

Saturday, June 24th 9AM to 11AM
https://www.facebook.com/events/1790765734586521

For more information, please visit the facebook pages above or contact Sara at
info@kayakitiyat.com , or call 985-778-5034 or 512-964-9499

WATER HYACINTHS ARE SPREADING RAPIDLY IN BAYOU ST. JOHN AND NEED TO BE REMOVED IMMEDIATELY

CLICK ON THE MAP FOR A LARGER VIEW OF THE SPREAD OF WATER HYACINTHS IN BAYOU ST. JOHN

Late last Fall, water hyacinths were introduced into the north end of Bayou St. John.
In just six months, it has multiplied many times. It now lines the west bank of Bayou St John from Robert E Lee Blvd to Filmore Ave.
It moves with the wind, so parts have broken off and made their way to other parts of the bayou, likely even beyond the Filmore Avenue bridge.

According to the University of Florida, one plant can grow to cover an acre in one growing season!

This is a very prolific and dangerous invasive aquatic plant that is now threatening the health of Bayou St John. We must carefully manually remove every piece. If one tiny portion of a plant is left, it’ll will become a whole new reproducing plant. We must dispose of it in a place where it dies completely and cannot re-enter any waterways including storm drains that lead back out to Lake Pontchartrain.

This does not only threaten the recreational use of Bayou St. John but, the ecological health we’ve worked so hard to improve.

Kayakityat is coordinating two removal days within a week to in order to ensure the most thorough removal, ideally eradication. It will be up to all of us individually to remove plants as we see them pop up through-out the future.

DAY 1: 12PM to 2PM Tuesday, June 20th. The Barman’s Fund has graciously offered their services.
It is specially scheduled to accommodate service industry folks. Anyone is welcome to join! This will be the bulk of the removal; we’ll get the big obvious patches.

DAY 2: 9AM to 11AM Saturday, June 24th. This removal will be a bit more meticulous.
We’ll have to spread out and look for hidden patches and individual plants along the banks.

Each event will be followed by a swim in Lake Pontchartrain and a bit of lakefront chillin’!

We need the following supplies; any donations are welcome!

2 Pick-Up Trucks that can handle some weight. We need to transport the plants to a composting sight; it may take multiple trips.

Canoes. If you have one, bring it with you. They can hold more plants than a kayak.

Pitch Forks. 3 to 6 at minimum for removal from banks.
Nets with short handles for removal from boats.

Dump Site. Ideally, all this vegetation should be composted. If anyone knows of a business that will take it, let us know.

Anyone with experience removing water hyacinth or taking on similar projects, please share suggestions and/or equipment.

Those interested can contact Sara at 512-964-9499 or info@kayakitiyat.com)

AMAZING DONATIONS TO MAKE RIGHT NOW

photos and info from Jeffrey Major on Facebook…

Yesterday, at about 5pm I spent about 3 1/2-4min compiling some of my pics, some friends pics and some off my FB feed, to give my friends in other places some perspective on what’s unfolding down here. I woke up to 10000 shares, 500 friend requests, 100 messages, 15 nonprofits wanting to use the album, and very sweet ladies from Indiana and Iowa calling me a hero and asking me how they can help.

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It’s time to step up, and my people, Coon-asses we call ourselves, have stepped up. And stepped up big time, in their white boots, their aluminum bateaux skiffs, their big ass trucks, they are stepping up. Welders, fishermen, farmers, lawyers, oil field hands, insurance salesman, housewives, truck drivers, just regular guys and gals who are being real heros. I’ve never been more proud of my people. Please share if you’d like and if you can help, even in some small way, we really appreciate it. Thank you

http://www.gofundme.com/louisianafloodfund

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Second Harvest is distributing water, food, and emergency supplies

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Please donate now to help your fellow man

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https://m.facebook.com/2ndHarvestGNOA/

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The Louisiana SPCA team is at the flood sites. If you want to help our neighbors NOW, drop off unopened pet food and basic pet supplies at these awesome locations:

Demo Diva, Camp Bow Wow Mid-City New Orleans, La, or Canine Connection.

http://midcitymessenger.com/2016/08/15/where-to-donate-and-volunteer-to-help-victims-of-historic-flooding/

Several local and national organizations have put a call out to request donations and volunteers in the wake of Louisiana’s historic flooding. http://midcitymessenger.com/2016/08/15/where-to-donate-and-volunteer-to-help-victims-of-historic-flooding/

 

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