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Aug 8, 2014 5:44 PM by katc

New Orleans to Host Free Paper Shredding Event

On Saturday, August 9, 2014, the New Orleans' 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 Avenue.

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 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.

On Saturday, August 9, 2014, 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 and electronics such as computers, laptops, cell phones and televisions.

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 536 tons have been recycled. Since the current curbside recycling program began in May 2011, a total of 19,946 tons have been recycled.

For more information about the City's recycling program, please visit or call NOLA311.

Iron Mountain is providing the shredding service to the public, free of charge as a community service, in conjunction with the City.




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