City To Offer Free Paper Shredding Saturday
NEW ORLEANS – On Saturday, October 8, 2016, the City of New Orleans Department of Sanitation will host a free paper shredding event from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the City’s Recycling Drop-Off Center located at 2829 Elysian Fields Ave.
During “Shred Day,” residents can bring up to 50 lbs. of personal or sensitive documents to be shredded safely and securely by Iron Mountain, a storage and information management company. Iron Mountain is providing free shredding to the public as a community service. Iron Mountain will provide an on-site mobile unit to shred mixed office paper, light cardboard and similar materials. Iron Mountain will not shred plastic, compact disks, DVDs or other metal (other than paper clips or staples).
“Shred Day” is offered in conjunction with the City’s ongoing recycling and e-waste disposal services, held on the second Saturday of each month at the Recycling Drop-Off Center.
On the second Saturday of each month, New Orleans residents can 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); light bulbs (Incandescent and Fluorescent); electronics such as computers, laptops, phones, televisions (limit 4); microwave ovens and tires (limit 4).
Since the City initiated a Recycling Drop-Off center in August 2010, a total of 699 tons have been recycled. Since the current curbside recycling program began in May 2011, a total of 35,238 tons have been recycled.