City of New Orleans has started curbside recycling! Register for your bin now!
Visit the city's website to sign up for a bin.
They currently accept:
- Paper products (Examples: office paper, newspapers and color inserts, magazines, catalogs, junk mail and telephone books)
- Plastic containers coded #1 through #7 (Examples: water, soda, juice, detergent containers, etc., plastic pots from nurseries)
- Metals (Such as: aluminum, tin or steel cans)
- Cardboard (Examples: brown corrugated boxes used for moving or merchandise packaging)
- Boxboard (Examples: cereal, food, detergent, paper egg cartons)
- Waxed cartons (Examples: juice boxes and milk cartons)
Check out the updated New Orleans Area Recycling Guide.
In it you will find information on the various drop-off and pick-up services, new City of New Orleans drop-off site, as well as information concerning the history of recycling in the city, public support for recycling,and general recycling information.
Updates to the most recent guide
These changes or additional information will be included in the next version. Till then, please note the following:
- The city has started curbside recycling pickup.
- The Whole Foods in Metairie no longer accepts glass or plastic shopping bags.
- There have been changed at the Green Project.
- They now collect waste oil and grease!
- They have also changed their hours to include Saturday. They are now M-Sat 9-5.
- Recycle for the Arts at the Green Project no longer accepts arts and craft items.
- Operation REACH’s Gulfsouth Youth Biodiesel Project in partnership with Euterpe Recycling Center now collect waste cooking oil. Grease can be dropped off 24/7 during the holiday season at:
Euterpe Recycling Center
1829 Euterpe Street
New Orleans, LA 70113
It can also be dropped off year round between 9-5, M-F at:
Louisiana Technical College - Metairie Campus
Directions to warehouse: Turn into faculty parking lot, the warehouse is on the
left after the 2nd speed bump.
5200 Blair Street
Metairie, LA 70003
Gaps in Recycling Services
While New Orleans offers a diversity of recycling options, there are unfortunately there aren't any options for several items. If you have any information on organizations offering these services, please contact us.
- There is no organization currently collecting yard waste.