Mayor Mitch Landrieu and city officials today announced the return of curbside recycling pickup in the French Quarter and CBD, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 28. Progressive Waste Solutions will perform pickups weekly. The service will reach more than 4,000 locations, according to Landrieu.
The New Orleans Sanitation Department will host two bin pickups, where residents and business owners can pickup their free 18-gallon blue bins. People participating must bring proof of residence, such as a driver's license or utility bill. (Residents can also use existing or purchased 18-gallon blue bins with the recycling logo.) The locations and times for bin pickup are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at Armstrong Park's Basin Street entrance, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 at City Hall.
Recyclable materials include paper products and cardboard and plastic and small metal containers. The program does not include glass recycling (or pizza boxes). For more information, visit the city's sanitation website.
Glass recycling is available through Phoenix Recycling, and you can bring glass to Target stores.
Residents outside the French Quarter and CBD are eligible for curbside recycling pickup through Metro Disposal and Richard's Disposal. Landrieu announced recycling would return to New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina at his April 2011 state of the city address, and more than 20,000 people signed up for bins in the program's first week the following month.