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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, 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. 

  1. Mardifleur

    …good Lord, it’s 2018 and a major metro US area STILL doesn’t have recycling? Much like living in ‘greater’B.R. area 2001-2,they were still ‘working on desegregation ‘of schools…yet another reason why I cannot live in LA ever again…

  2. Mardifleur

    ….Much like the greater B.R.area, ‘working on desegregation’of schools last time I lived in LA,2001-2, it’s a sin that a major metro US area (esPECially a unique place like Nola!) doesn’t have recycling…yet another reason I can never live in LA again…

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