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Seasonal Collections

Christmas Trees

[ Christmas Tree Recycling Flier ]

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Christmas Tree recycling program. Over 103,000 tons of Christmas Trees were collected and processed into compost or mulch.

Christmas Tree Recycling will begin January 5th - January 16th, 2015. No curbside recycling Christmas Day or New Yearís Day.

Christmas Recycling Guidelines:

  • Please remove stand, decorations and lights
  • Do not put tree in a disposal bag
  • Put trees in collection containers
  • Leave recycling cart at the curb over the two-day periods to allow crews to collect the materials
  • All sizes clean folded flattened cardboard boxes accepted inside or next to the curbside cart
  • Wrapping paper should be placed inside cart
  • No tissue paper or foil paper accepted

Phone Books

Give your old telephone books new life by participating in the Cityís special phone book collection program. Simply place your old phone books in your recycling cart on your regular collection day. The phone books will be taken to the Recycling Foundationís recycling processing facility where the telephone books will be sorted with other paper products and marketed for use as roofing material, home insulation and recycled paper products. Old telephone books (AT&T/The Real Yellow Pages and the Sunshine Pages) may be recycled at anytime, year-round.

Businesses with large quantities of telephone books may take them to the Recycling Foundation at 7923 Tom Drive. For apartment tenants and small business, telephone books and all other recyclables collected in the Curbside Recycling Program are accepted at the Recycle Round Up This document is in PDF format.  Download the free viewer from www.adobe.com Monthly Drop-Off held at 6945 Florida Boulevard, in the Louisiana Department of Insurance Receivership Office parking lot, located next to Brian Harris Automotive Center, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, on the 3rd Saturday of every month.