Follow this link (http://louisiana.sierraclub.org/wasterecycling.asp) to the Delta Chapter's Recycling and Solid Waste page.
Area Target stores are now collecting glass for recycling
Target is recycling glass (brown, green, clear), plastic (#1, #2) and plastic bags at both the Metairie and Harvey locations.
It's great to see an easy place to drop off glass.
Recycling guide book newly released for the New Orleans area:Get the new regionwide recycling resource guide book (PDF 730 Kb - not small but worth it). This comprehensive Guide book lists 39 categories of items that can be recycled in the New Orleans metro region and where to bring them.
Recycling e-actionHelp the Sierra Club Bring Back the Blue Bins!
17 months after Katrina, the city is facing massive challenges: Rebuilding, crime, little affordable housing, expanded landfills, and not enough classes for school-children. Despite these problems, the city is signing fat contracts for automated twice-weekly garbage pickup and a Disney-fied French Quarter. Meanwhile, the city has done nothing to reinstate curb-side recycling, despite the energy savings, and reduced need for landfill space that recycling provides.
Please visit this website to send a message to the Mayor and City Council leaders Oliver Thomas and Arnie Fielkow and demand action:
Web campaign tool provided by the Gulf Restoration Network.
"Repurposed" Art Gives Junk A New, Well, Purpose By Marni Jameson(From Times-Picayune's 1/27/07 "Inside Out" Section)
Marni Jameson's column gives readers some great ideas for turning "junk" into "art": Architect Steve Dodds, for example, took a trashed lampshade, "re-covered it with spent subway tickets, and gave the shade a new,
more interesting veneer, and a second life.
"Empty dog food cans? Dodds stripped the labels, connected a row of five cans to a metal rod using thick elastic ponytail holders, and attached the rod with pushpins to a bulletin board above his desk. The result:
a multi-tasking pencil holder."
Recycling update...The aluminum drinking can recycling project at Sacred Heart. Cans may be dropped off in the recycling bins on Carondelet Street behind the school at 4521 St. Charles. We will soon have newspaper recycling too.
Cissy Poindexter. Recycle newspapers and magazines in parking lot of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, corner of Louisiana and Chestnut, there are bins. You can recycle your newspapers, metal scrap, cardboard, copper, paper, aluminum, and all personal electronic devices (including cell phones) at The Green Project, 2831 Marais St. during business hours: Tue-Sat, 9-4. phone (504) 945-0240
Recycling Services in New OrleansWendy King
In the six months since Hurricane Katrina's devastation, New Orleans' city government has cut many of its most essential services. One of these services, under contract to BFI (now part of Allied Waste), is (or was) picking up residents' recyclables one day a week, sorting recyclables, and sending them off to become raw materials for new products. Without a recycling service, most New Orleans area residents probably feel they have no choice but to dump their newspapers, aluminum cans, glass, and plastic into the nearest trashcan, and put those tarp-colored blue plastic bins somewhere else, such as a nearby alley or in the garage. If you're not ready to put your recycling principles somewhere out of reach, here are several area recycling companies, their addresses, and phone numbers. If you need to get your accumulated recyclables out of your house, business, office or apartment, these companies and their staff are ready to help:
Phoenix RecyclingPhoenix Recycling is a New Orleans owned recycling company
Airline Salvage, Inc. 6900 Airline Hwy.Phone number is (504) 737-1100. I talked to Stanley Herrle, He said that the company has been "open since the storm. . .8 or 10 days after the storm. We're offering it for sale. . ." The company "put a lot of money back into the community." There are "lots of people in line. . .Business is quite good. If you have an unlimited supply of material, we have an unlimited supply of funds." Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, they're open 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon.
Catalytic Converter Recycling (aka Mark's Muffler Shop), 5229 St. Claude Avenue(504) 944-7733. Mark Brink says that his company's "doing really good." His company's "specialty is removing them (catalytic converters) from junk cars and wrecks. We can't reinstall them. We take them apart, and sell the individual parts, such as rhodium, platinum, and palladium. The outside of a catalytic converter is steel, and is very recyclable." The hours are 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Saturday <>Farrell and Farrell, 725 3rd Street Kenner.They recycle clean wood waste only. Phone
(504) 305-3826 for days and times.