June 3, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans to Host Free Paper Shredding During Recycling Drop-Off Event on Saturday, June 8

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans today announced that the Department of Sanitation will host a paper shredding event on Saturday, June 8 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the City’s Recycling Drop-Off Center, located at 2829 Elysian Fields Ave. Given the high demand for Shred Day events, it is recommended that residents arrive early to take advantage of shredding services before capacity has been exhausted.

Shred Day
Orleans Parish residents can bring up to 50 pounds of personal or sensitive documents to be shredded safely and securely on-site.

  • City accepts mixed office paper, light cardboard and similar materials
  • City does not accept plastic, compact discs, DVDs or other metal (excluding paper clips and staples)

Recycling Drop-Off

Every Saturday, Orleans Parish residents can drop off the following recyclables at the City's Recycling Drop-Off Center:

  • Paper: newspapers, junk mail, phone books, catalogs, office paper
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Boxboard: cereal boxes and soft drink boxes
  • Plastics #1 (soda/water bottles) and #2 (milk/juice/shampoo/detergent containers)
  • Small Metals: aluminum and steel
  • Mardi Gras beads
  • Batteries: AA, AAA, AAAA, C, D, 6-volt, 9-volt, Lithium
  • Light Bulbs: incandescent and fluorescent
  • Electronics: iPads, tablets, computers, laptops, phones, keyboards, speakers, cables, x-boxes, PlayStations, Wii, MP3/DVD/CD Players, UPS, Circuit boards, portable navigation/GPS devices, inkjet/toner cartridges, digital cameras/video recorders (DVRs), fax machines, small printers, monitors, processors, networking equipment, stereos, security systems
  • Televisions: limit 4
  • Tires: limit 5
  • Glass: limit 50 lbs. (please remove corks and caps)

Note: Businesses and organizations are not eligible for Recycling Drop-Off services.

For more information, please call 3-1-1 or visit


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