The City of New Orleans will begin glass recycling in the French Quarter and the Downtown Development District (DDD) on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. Empire Services, the City’s collection contractor in these areas, will begin collecting glass on Thursday of each week from properties eligible to receive sanitation services from the City. Eligible residents and small businesses can utilize blue or black bins with the imprinted recycling logo.
Residents and small businesses are to continue to recycle paper, small metals, cardboard and plastics (#1-#7) on Tuesday of each week. Glass must not be placed in the bins for the Tuesday collection. If a second bin is desired, so that residents and small businesses can store glass separately from other recyclables on their properties, they can purchase an additional blue bin at a number of local stores, with the recyc
ling logo imprinted.
Any eligible resident or small business which has not signed up for a free recycling bin, can call 311 to have a bin delivered. Eligible properties include those which contain four units or less under one roof, not a hotel, restaurant or a bar and which generate no more than 35 gallons of solid waste at each regular collection. Remember GLASS on Thursdays; all other recycled items on Tuesdays.
For more information, residents may contact the Department of Sanitation at www.nola.gov/sanitation.