New Orleans To Celebrate ‘America Recycles Day’ With Workshop, Tour
NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans in celebrating national America Recycles Day! Tuesday, Nov. 15.
Inspired by Keep America Beautiful, community leaders are trying to increase the number of businesses and residents diverting waste from landfills by recycling. According to LifeCity reps, New Orleans only recycles 5 percent of its waste.
You can learn more about recycling options, financial savings from landfill tipping fees and technical assistance improving businesses recycling practices at the following workshops:
Business Recycling Workshop
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Attend a Business Recycling Workshop with LifeCity at Latrobe's On Royal, 403 Royal St. The French Quarter Green Business Workshop will support French Quarter businesses in understanding how to properly avoid S&WB fines, save money through waste management and recycling and become a sustainable business leader.
There will be a networking session between 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., and a program with lunch supplied by Latrobe's On Royal from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Materials Recycling Facility Tour
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Attend a Material Recycling Facility (MRF) Tour with Cajun Encounters.
Buses at Latrobe's will board from 1:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. There will be a press conference at Republic at 1:30 p.m. and the tour starts at 2:00 p.m. Attendees will be dropped off back at Jackson Square from 2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
On Saturday, Nov. 12, there will be a Monthly Recycling Drop Off Day at 2829 Elysian Fields Ave., from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Events are free but spots are limited.