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East Bank Recycling Drop-off Site Moves to Republic Service’s Materials Recovery Facility Beginning July 6, 2024

Hours of operation for East Bank and West Bank drop-off sites will shift to 8 a.m. to noon

JEFFERSON – Beginning Saturday, July 6, 2024, the East Bank recycling drop-off site will move from the parking lot of the Joseph S. Yenni Building to Republic Service’s Materials Recovery Facility (804 L&A Road, Metairie, LA 70001). Additionally, hours of operation for both the East Bank and the West Bank drop-off sites (6440 Lapalco Boulevard, Marrero, LA 70072) will now be from 8 a.m. to noon.

“The new hours of operation will minimize the initial drop-off wait time and help workers avoid excessive heat,” said Jefferson Parish Public Works Director Mark Drewes. “The move to Republic Service’s Materials Recovery Facility will make the process ‘greener’ as the hauling of recycling bins and associated collection equipment to and from the Joseph S. Yenni Building will be eliminated, thereby reducing emissions.”

Since Saturday marks the halfway point of the drop-off recycling program, REALCYCLE will now provide services at the East Bank operation and Glass Half Full will take over services at the West Bank site. If weather conditions force the cancellation of a planned collection event, collection will take place the following Saturday.

The following materials will continue to be collected:

  • Glass bottles & jars (no mirrors or broken glass, ceramics, pottery, etc.)
  • Cardboard
  • Aluminum/tin/steel cans
  • Plastics #1 and #2 (#1 includes soda/water bottles); #2 includes milk/juice/shampoo/detergent containers)
  • Mixed paper

The following guidelines are offered to help ensure the program’s success:

  • Only recycle what is on the list above. Contact the Jefferson Parish Department of Environmental Affairs with questions about other items. Representatives from REALCYCLE and Glass Half Full will be on site to assist with any questions residents may have about their recycling.
  • Only recycle clean items. Before tossing metals and plastic food containers, give them a rinse. Anything too dirty like greasy pizza boxes or take-out containers should go in the garbage. This helps avoid contamination and mold.
  • Don’t bag recycling; toss recyclables directly in the bin. Thin, plastic garbage bags can clog the mechanics of recycling sorters. Filmy plastic, like packaging and single use plastic bags, must be recycled through a separate process. Most grocery stores will take back these kinds of bags.
  • Break down boxes and crush cans to fit more in your bin.

Jefferson Parish residents using the drop-off sites will be asked to provide a driver’s license or utility bill to verify residence before recycling will be accepted. Residential and smaller commercial customers receiving curbside trash collection in unincorporated Jefferson Parish, the Town of Jean Lafitte and all Jefferson Parish municipalities are allowed to use the drop-off recycling sites as well. Customers will continue to not see a charge for recycling on their utility bills while curbside collection is paused.

Visit www.restartrecycling.com for more information about REALCYCLE. For more information about Glass Half Full, visit https://glasshalffull.co. More information about recycling drop-off and curbside garbage collection in Jefferson Parish can be obtained by calling the Department of Environmental Affairs at (504) 731-4612. Residents are encouraged to check the Jefferson Parish website and social media pages for weather-related updates.

For more information about Jefferson Parish, visit www.JeffParish.net. Residents can also receive regular updates by following the Parish on social media (@JeffParishGov) or by texting JPALERT or JPNOTICIAS to 888-777.

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