Curbside recycling returning to Uptown neighborhoods

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Uptown neighborhoods will get curbside recycling again in the new year, beginning the week of Jan. 3, 2022. 

Residents serviced by Richard’s Disposal can once again roll their city-issued recycling cart to the curb. Recycling pickup was suspended after Hurricane Ida hit the area on Aug. 29.

Recycling will resume on the same day it was picked up before the suspension. If you’ve forgotten what day that was, you can view trash collection days by address here or check the map below.

Uptown recycling days

And in case you’ve forgotten what to put in the cart, here’s what the city will accept for recycling pickup:

  • Plastics #1 (soda/water bottles)
  • Plastics #2 (milk/juice/shampoo/detergent containers)
  • Newspapers, office paper, junk mail, phone books, catalogs
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Boxboard (such as cereal boxes and soft drink boxes)
  • Small aluminum and steel cans

View a full list of items that can be recycled curbside and how to sort them here.

Tbe city warns residents not to put their recyclables in plastic bags for curbside collection. The bags won’t be picked up.

Curbside recycling remains suspended in areas serviced by Metro Disposal, primarily the downriver sections of the city, and will resume when a new contract has been awarded in 2022. Recycling carts placed curbside in those areas will be collected with the other garbage and taken to the landfill.

The city’s Recycling Drop-Off Center at 2829 Elysian Fields Ave. is still open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. The weekly Drop-Off Center accepts items that are also picked up curbside — plus some that are not, including glass, batteries, electronics such as TVs and computers, light bulbs, Mardi Gras beads, tires and compostable organic scraps.

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