New Orleans Recycling Routes

16 May

So I got my shiny new New Orleans Recycling bin and started filling it up. Bad news was, I had no idea when they were coming.

New Orleans Recycling Routes

New Orleans Recycling Routes

So I emailed Richard’s Disposal Service (btw, I love that the trash company does email so effectively) and they emailed me a route map and the guide for what can go in the can.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m sad to see Phoenix go since they really took an entrepreneurial risk in entering a market know one knew was there and I wish them well.

I’m so excited to have the City of New Orleans recycling and to have a nice can to put stuff in. Feels like the 21st century 🙂 If you need a recycling can, go to the city site and request one here.

If you are with another disposal service and would like me to make contact, let me know in the comments.

 – Thanks to Emma for the link to the Metro Pickup Map and Schedule


9 Responses to “New Orleans Recycling Routes”

  1. Emma May 17, 2011 at 6:21 pm #

    I live in Gentilly. There aren’t coming to pick up in the neighbourhood?? Even though they gave me a container??

    • Will Scott May 17, 2011 at 9:53 pm #


      You should check to see if your regular garbage service is with Richard’s if it is you can get in touch with them here:

      I’m seeing what your’e seeing on the map, but I’m not sure if it’s just not their area or they’re phasing it in.

      – Customer Support: (504) 241-2142
      – Email:

      • Emma May 19, 2011 at 11:36 am #

        So I figured it out! I am with Metro, not Richard’s. They are picking up my recycling today!!

      • Will Scott May 20, 2011 at 11:13 am #

        Super cool! If you get a route map I’d be happy to post it.

    • gary conde May 22, 2011 at 2:33 pm #

      I live in Gentilly. I don’t know what day they pickup.

      • Will Scott May 24, 2011 at 8:51 pm #

        Hi Gary and Connie, I’m not sure when Metro picks up. I’ll reach out and see if I can find a schedule.

  2. connie May 24, 2011 at 4:34 pm #

    I have received my recycle bin but it has not been pickup, my garbage is pick up by metro could you please tell me how to find the time and day my recycling will be pickup thanks

  3. Emma May 25, 2011 at 9:05 am #

    Metro picked up my recycling on Thursday!!! The link below will be helpful for Gary and Connie.


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