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City of New Orleans to Host Free Paper Shredding During Recycling Drop-Off Event Saturday, August 20th

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans Department of Sanitation today announced its paper shredding event taking place Saturday, Aug. 20, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the City’s Recycling Drop-Off Center (2829 Elysian Fields Ave).

Shred Day

Orleans Parish residents can bring up to 50 pounds of personal or sensitive documents to be shredded safely and securely on-site.

  • The City will accept mixed office paper, light cardboard and similar materials.
  • City will not accept plastic, compact discs, DVD, or other metal (excluding paper clips and staples).

Recycling Drop-Off

Every Saturday, Orleans Parish residents can drop off the following recyclables at the City’s Recycling Drop-Off Center:

  • Paper: newspapers, junk mail, phone books, catalogs, office paper
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Boxboard: cereal boxes and soft drink boxes
  • Plastics #1 (soda/water bottles) and #2 (milk/juice/shampoo/detergent containers)
  • Small metals: aluminum and steel
  • Mardi Gras beads
  • Batteries: AA, AAA, AAAA, C, D, 6-volt, 9-volt, Lithium
  • Light bulbs: incandescent and fluorescent
  • Electronics: iPads, tablets, computers, laptops, phones, keyboards, speakers, cables, x-boxes, PlayStations, Wii, MP3/DVD/CD Players, UPS, Circuit boards, portable navigation/GPS devices, inkjet/toner cartridges, digital cameras/video recorders (DVRs), fax machines, small printers, monitors, processors, networking equipment, stereos, security systems
  • Televisions: limited to four per household
  • Tires: limited to five per household
  • Glass: limited to 50 pounds (please remove corks and caps)

Future Shred Day events will occur on Saturday, Oct. 15 and Saturday, Dec. 17.

Curbside recycling collections will restart in Service Area 2 in Nov. 2022.

For more information, please call 311 or visit


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