Monday, January 24, 2011

Recycling update (1/24/11-Times Picayune)


If you live in Jefferson Parish on the West Bank, please mark this on your calendars!!

Recycling drop-off for Jefferson Parish is Saturday in Marrero

Published: Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 1:08 PM Updated: Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 1:19 PM

The Jefferson Parish Department of Environmental Affairs, in conjunction with the Recycling Foundation, Inc. of Baton Rouge, will hold a recycling drop-off event Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at The Recycling Foundation, 6025 River Road, Marrero.

19wc.trash2.jpgSUSAN POAG/THE TIMES-PICAYUNE Volunteers load recyclables at a 2007 recycling drop-off on the West Bank. Jefferson Parish will hold a drop-off event Saturday, in Marrero and on the east bank.

Items also will be accepted on the east bank, at the Joseph S. Yenni Building, 1221 Elmwood Park Blvd., Jefferson.

Materials to be accepted are: plastic containers Nos. 1 through 7, including milk jugs, food and beverage containers, shampoo bottles and detergent containers; paper products, including newspapers, phone books, magazines, junk mail, cardboard (folded and flattened for easy handling), and paperboard (such as cereal boxes); shredded paper in plastic bags; and metal cans and lids, including aluminum cans, tin cans and steel cans.

Materials that will not be accepted are glass containers, plastic bags, hazardous waste containers, Styrofoam and used motor oil or other automotive fluids.

Used auto fluids are accepted at the trash drop-off sites at 6440 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero, and 600 David Drive on the east bank.

Recyclables do not have to be separated by type.

For more information, call Marnie Winter, director of the Jefferson Parish Department of Environmental Affairs, at 504.731.4612.