The city of New Orleans now accepts glass at its monthly Second Saturday recycling events.
Individuals can bring up to 50 lbs. of glass to the events to be recycled, which are held at the Recycling Drop-Off Center, 2829 Elysian Fields. The Second Saturday events take place from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Glass recycling is not currently available through the city’s residential curbside recycling.
In addition to glass, the city accepts televisions, microwaves, fluorescent lights and other materials at the event. For a full list of accepted materials, click here.
New Orleans Sanitation Director Cynthia Sylvain-Lear also pointed out that the city is distributing recycling bins and carts to city residents who do not already have one. Residents who would like a bin or cart for their home can call 311 to make their order. Delivery of bins and carts typically takes up to a few weeks, she said. Bins and carts are only available at residential properties, including apartments consisting of no more than four living units.
For more information, call 311 or visit https://www.nola.gov/sanitation/.