Press "Enter" to skip to content

Paint Reclamation Project by City of New Orleans and The Green Project Begins Tuesday, May 18th

NEW ORLEANS — For the fourth year, the City of New Orleans Department of Sanitation is partnering with The Green Project on a Paint Reclamation Project. From Tuesday through Saturday (May 18-22), residents will be able to pick up reusable paint processed from the City’s Annual Household Hazardous Waste Materials Collection Day on May 8; Orleans Parish residents dropped off a significant amount of paint at the event, which welcomed more than 900 vehicles.

[WATCH: Household Hazardous Waste Materials Collection Day]

The project diverts usable paint from disposal; provides residents with usable paint, free of charge; offers New Orleans residents a way to recycle some household hazardous waste; and protects our environment.

Usable water-based and oil-based paint will be reclaimed, sorted into like colors, and available for the community to pick up for free. This event is open to all residents in Orleans Parish. No sign-up required; drop in from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily at the City’s Recycling Drop-Off Center (2829 Elysian Fields Ave.).


  • Paint can only be picked up during the days and times listed above.

  • Once taken off-site, paint cannot be returned to the Recycling Drop Off Center or The Green Project.

  • It is the responsibility of those picking up paint to check for final quality and color determinations, based on their needs.

Learn more at


Mission News Theme by Compete Themes.