Recycling


East Bank Location
Joseph S. Yenni Building Parking Lot
1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard
Jefferson, LA 70123
Enter parking lot from Citrus Street side and exit to Elmwood Parkway

West Bank Location
6440 Lapalco Boulevard
Marrero, LA 70072

Hours of Operation
Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm

Overview

For the next six months, the Parish partnered with REALCYCLE and Glass Half Full to provide recycling services. Please note, if weather conditions force the cancellation of a planned collection event, collection will take place the following Saturday. 

REALCYCLE and Glass Half Full will collect the following (please pre-sort your items, see attached description - this will help shorten the wait times):

  • Glass
  • Cardboard
  • Aluminum/tin/steel cans
  • Plastics #1 and #2
  • Mixed Paper

Notice

Jefferson Parish residents using the drop-off sites will be asked to provide a driver's license or utility bill to verify residence before recycling will be accepted. Residential and small commercial customers receiving curbside trash collection in unincorporated Jefferson Parish, the Town of Jean Lafitte and all Jefferson Parish municipalities are allowed to use the drop-off recycling site as well. Note: Customers will continue to not see a charge for recycling on their utility bill while curbside collection is paused.

Guidelines

  • Only recycle what is on the list above. Contact Environmental Affairs with questions about other items. Representatives from REALCYCLE and Glass-Half-Full will also be on site to assist with any questions residents may have about their recycling.
  • Only recycle the clean stuff. Before tossing metals and plastic food containers, give them a rinse. Anything too dirty like greasy pizza boxes or take-out containers should go in the garbage. This helps avoid contamination and mold.
  • Don't bag recycling - toss recyclables directly in the bin. Thin, plastic garbage bags can actually clog the mechanics of recycling sorters. This sort of filmy plastic, like packaging and single use plastic bags, must be recycled through a separate process. Most grocery stores will take back these kinds of bags.
  • Breakdown boxes and crush cans to fit more in your bin.