I have a distant memory of curbside recycling in New Orleans, so distant that sometimes I wonder if I imagined it. Or maybe I have committed some sort of synesthesia with my memories of living other places–Anyway, the Landrieu administration is taking a step in the right direction. Despite the big budgetary problems the city is facing, the mayor has gotten the message, loud and clear, the people of New Orleans want to recycle. It’s not curbside, but it’s a lot closer than the option we had before, Allied Waste, waaayyy out in Metairie.
Now, every Saturday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m,. you can truck your stuff over to a pink building under the overpass at 2829 Elysian Fields.
The revenues from newspaper and cardboard recycling will come back to the city of New Orleans…Baby steps.