City To Host Free Paper Shredding Event

NEW ORLEANS – On Saturday, Nov. 8, the City’s Department of Sanitation will host another free paper shredding event from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the City’s Recycling Drop-Off Center, 2829 Elysian Fields Ave.

         During “Shred Day,” residents can bring up to 50 pounds of personal or sensitive documents to be shredded safely and securely by Iron Mountain, a storage and information management company. Iron Mountain is providing the shredding service to the public, free of charge as a community service, in conjunction with the City of New Orleans. Iron Mountain will provide an on-site mobile unit to shred mixed office paper, light cardboard and similar materials. They will not shred plastic, compact disks, DVDs or other metal (other than paper clips or staples).

         “Shred Day” is offered in in conjunction with the City’s ongoing recycling and e-waste disposal services, held on the second Saturday of each month at the Recycling Drop-Off Center.

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         On Nov. 8, and other designated recycling days, residents can drop off paper products (newspapers, junk mail, phone books, catalogs, office paper, color inserts), plastics #1 through #7 (water, soda, juice, detergent, plastic pots from nurseries, plastic bags, etc.), metals (aluminum, tin and steel cans), cardboard, boxboard (cereal boxes), Mardi Gras beads, batteries (AA, AAA, AAAA, C, D, 6 & 9 volt), light bulbs (incandescent and Fluorescent), electronics such as computers, laptops, phones, televisions (limit 4) and tires (limit 4).

         Click here to view a complete list of accepted items.

         Since the City initiated a recycling drop off center in August 2010, a total of 543 tons have been recycled. Since the current curbside recycling program began in May 2011, a total of 22,004 tons have been recycled.

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