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A Recycler’s Guide to Moving in New Orleans

University Recycling Resources

Recycling Education

Tulane Recycling Totals

See how much we recycled, where it goes & how it compares to previous years.


Follow Tulane’s participation in this annual recycling competition.

New Orleans Area Recycling Resources

Curbside recycling is available to all New Orleans residents who have city trash collection.  (You must live in a building with 4 or less living units.)   New Orleans residents can also drop off eWaste, t.v.’s, tires, batteries and regular recyclables at a center on the second Saturday of every month.  For information on City of New Orleans recycling programs, visit

Republic Services offers a clean “all-in-one” recyclable drop off at no charge to the public Monday – Friday from 8am-5pm.  The acceptable recyclables include all paper, plastic, cardboard and aluminum.  The facility is located at 808 L & A Road in Metairie, which is just off Airline Highway near the Jefferson-Orleans parish border. Please click the flyer for details.

For information about Republic Services’ commercial and industrial recycling services, electronic waste recycling and universal waste recycling (light bulbs and batteries) in greater New Orleans,  please go to or contact the Republic Services sales department at 504-615-7848.

Recycling Toolkit for Commercial & Institutional Buildings in New Orleans
Tips for setting up a recycling system and selecting bins in non-residential buildings, such as businesses, schools, and offices.

New Orleans Area Recycling Guide
An A-Z guide to recycling in the New Orleans area, including many local businesses and non-profits that specific materials and items.

School Recycling Resources

How to Design a School Recycling Program
Shelly Moczygemba
A step by step guide to starting recycling programs in schools, with local examples and vendor information for the New Orleans area. (June 2001)

A Hands-on Recycling Curriculum for Second and Third Graders
Eman M. Williams
Complete lesson plans for a unit on recycling to teach in second and third grade classes. Her teaching materials also include scramble puzzles and a recycling diploma. (June 2000)

Pilot Method for Recycling Program Design
Tulane Student Chapter, American Society of Civil Engineers
This poster details a method for installing effective recycling systems in K-12 schools. (April 2000)