City To Host Special Recycling Drop-Off Event on Saturday, April 21, Kicks Off Of Composting Partnership


NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans Department of Sanitation announced that Iron Mountain and The Composting Network have agreed to host a special Recycling Drop-off Event on Saturday, April 21 at its facility (2829 Elysian Fields Ave.) from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.  The recycling drop-off event scheduled for April 12 was postponed due to severe weather. 

City Begins to Offer Composting Service

On Saturday, April 21, the City of New Orleans Department of Sanitation will kick off its partnership with The Composting Network. The City will accept composting materials this Saturday and at future recycling drop-off events.

Beginning Saturday, Orleans Parish residents will be able to bring frozen food scraps to be composted by the Composting Network. The Composting Network will accept fruit and vegetable scraps (peels, skins, pits, or seeds), tea bags, coffee grounds including paper filters, eggshells, nutshells, seed shells, plain bread, grains, and plain pasta. The Network will not accept meat, dairy, bones, or foods with oil.

Free Paper Shredding Day

On Saturday, April 21, the City of New Orleans Department of Sanitation will also host another free paper shredding event in partnership with Iron Mountain.

During Shred Days, which are held four times a year, Orleans Parish residents can bring up to 50 lbs. of personal or sensitive documents to be shredded safely and securely by Iron Mountain on-site, in its mobile unit. Iron Mountain will shred mixed office paper, light cardboard and similar materials. They will not shred plastic, compact discs, DVDs or other metal (other than paper clips or staples).

These companies offer their services at no cost to the public as a community service in conjunction with the City’s Recycling Drop Off events.  We sincerely appreciate their cooperation in the rescheduling of this event.

On Saturday, Orleans Parish residents can also drop off paper products (newspapers, junk mail, phone books, catalogs, office paper, color inserts); plastics #1 through #7 (water, soda, juice, detergent, plastic pots from nurseries, plastic bags, etc.); metals (aluminum, tin and steel cans); cardboard; boxboard (cereal boxes); Mardi Gras beads; batteries (AA, AAA, AAAA, C, D, 6 & 9 volt, Lithium); light bulbs (incandescent and fluorescent); and electronics such as computers, laptops, phones, televisions (limit 4), microwave ovens (limit 4), tires (limit 4) and designated organics for composting.

Since the City initiated a Recycling Drop-Off Center in August 2010, a total of 929 tons have been recycled. Since the current curbside recycling program began in May 2011, a total of 46,500 tons have been recycled.  Properties which are eligible to receive solid waste collection by the City, are also eligible to register to receive free recycling services.

Temporary Suspension of Glass Recycling

At this time, glass will not be accepted at the Recycling Drop-Off Center, as the glass recycling facility utilized by the City, is currently unable to accept glass. We are storing the maximum amount of glass possible from past events until the end of April 2018.

Persons may recycle glass at Target stores in the area at no cost. Target has recycling stations located in front of their stores. For more information on Target’s recycling program, visit

For more information about the City’s solid waste collection and recycling program, or to order a curbside recycling cart, please call 311 or visit   

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