Recycling Drop-Off

The City's Recycling Drop-Off Center at 2829 Elysian Fields Ave will be open weekly on Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m to Orleans Parish residents (businesses & organizations excluded).  This temporary shift from bi-weekly drop-off is in response to a higher demand for recycling while curbside collection is suspended.

Items Accepted at the Recycling Drop-Off Center

All food items should be thoroughly washed before recycling. Monthly Drop off-Sorting is not required; however, citizens should separate paper, metals, cardboard and plastics, which are disposed of through different processes.

  • Plastics #1 (soda/water bottles) and #2 (milk/juice/shampoo/detergent containers)
  • Newspapers, junk mail, phone books, catalogs, office paper
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Boxboard (cereal boxes/soft drink boxes)
  • Small aluminum and steel cans
  • E-Waste (computers, laptops, telephones/telephone systems, keyboards, speakers, telephone/computer cables, x-boxes, PlayStation, Wii, MP3/DVD/CD players, UPS, Circuit boards, Portable Navigation/GPS devices, ink jet/toner cartridges, digital cameras/video recorders (DVRs), fax machines, small printers, monitors, processors, networking equipment, stereos, security systems)
  • Batteries (AA, AAA, AAAA, C, D, 6 & 9 volt, Lithium); Light bulbs (Incandescent and fluorescent)
  • Televisions (Limit 4)
  • Glass (Limit 50lbs.)
  • Tires (Limit: 5)
  • Mardi Gras Beads

Citizens should not place their recyclables in plastic bags for curbside recycling or Recycling Drop-Off.

Styrofoam, containers with food, and items stained with grease (i.e. pizza boxes) are not accepted in the curbside program or at the Recycling Drop-Off Center.  

Not accepting composting materials at this time.

Special Recycling Dates

The Department of Sanitation coordinates a number of opportunities to recycle special household objects. These include:

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Materials Collection Days

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) encompasses leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients. Residents cannot and should not place Household Hazardous Waste in trash during regular pick-up.  Note: HHW Materials Collection Day is open to Orleans Parish residents only, business excluded.

Upcoming HHW days:

  • April 20, 2024

Shred Days

On Shred Days, the Department of Sanitation offers residents the ability to shred personal and/or sensitive paper goods up to 50 pounds per person. This is a free community service.

Upcoming shred days:

  • March 2, 2024
  • June 8, 2024
  • September 14, 2024
  • December 14, 2024

Recycling Drop-Off Schedule

Service provided by
1300 Perdido Street 1W30 New Orleans, LA 70112


Field Operations 

To report illegal dumping or collection issues call 311

You may also be interested in