New Orleans Revives Glass Recycling for Residents

With New Orleans being a very glass-heavy city, not being able to recycle glass is frustrating for individuals wanting to do their part. On Saturday, the New Orleans Department of Sanitation announced the reopening of their glass recycling efforts. The program was suspended a few months ago, due to capacity issues.

Residents are able to drop off all glass items at The Elysian Fields Drop Off-Center, located at 2829 Elysian Fields Ave, on the second Saturday of every month. Wine bottles, beer bottles, food packaging and more are accepted. In addition to this, they accept paper products, cardboard, Mardi Gras beads, batteries, light bulbs, electronics, and tires.

NOLA Recycling
New Orleans Recycle Drop-off Center

According to NOLA.com, individuals can also drop off food items for compost recycling. The following items accepted for compost:

  • Frozen fruit and vegetable scraps
  • Peels
  • Skins
  • Pits
  • Seeds
  • Tea bags
  • Coffee grounds
  • Paper coffee filters
  • Eggshells
  • Nut and seed shells
  • Plain bread and grains
  • Plain pasta

Do your part, recycle today!

Featured image via Anders Sandberg / Flickr. 

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