City announces recycling schedule

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More than 17,000 residents have signed up to participate in weekly curbside recycling pickup, scheduled to begin Monday for Metro Disposal and Richards Disposal customers. The city anticipates 20,000 participants by Monday (including those using the old blue bins from the pre-Katrina recycling program that may have not signed up on the city's website).

Residents also can fill out the Recycling Service Notice manually and mail it or drop it off to City Hall at 1300 Perdido Street, Room 1W03, New Orleans, LA 70112 or fax it to 658-3801.

Below the jump: neighborhood schedules for Metro and Richards customers, and items accepted in the bins.

Metro:

Monday:
8th Ward, Gentilly, Bywater

Tuesday:
Lakeview

Wednesday:
New Orleans East (north side of I-10), I-10 to Hayne Boulevard from Paris Road to Downman Road

Thursday:
Pontchartrain Park, Almonaster Corridor, Upper 9th Ward

Friday:
7th Ward, Bayou St. John, Esplanade Ridge, Treme

Saturday:
New Orleans East (Lake Catherine area), Lower 9th Ward

... and Richards:

Monday:
Algiers

Tuesday:
Esplanade Avenue to I-10, Rampart Street to City Park Avenue

Wednesday:
I-10 to Napoleon Avenue, S. Front Street to S. Broad Street

Thursday:
Napoleon Avenue to Exposition Avenue, S. Front Street to Fontainebleau Drive

Friday:
Audubon Park to Monticello Avenue, S. Front Street to Earhart Boulevard

Saturday:
Earhart Boulevard to I-10, Jefferson Parish Boundary Line to S. Broad Street

Items accepted for curbside recycling include: paper products including office paper, newspapers and color inserts, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, paper boxes (including cereal boxes, 12-pack soft drink boxes), telephone books, and shredded paper; plastic containers Nos. 1-7 (water, soda, juice bottles, etc.) and plastic pots from nurseries; small metal cans; and cardboard.

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