From a press release
The city of New Orleans Department of Sanitation will host a Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day on Saturday, May 13, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the city’s Recycling Drop-Off Center, 2829 Elysian Fields Avenue.
Items accepted include pesticides, antifreeze, drain cleaner, bleach, garden chemicals, paint (latex and oil based), paint thinner, varnish, flammable liquids, muriatic acid, mercury devices, aerosols, grout, pool shock, household cleaners, oil, gasoline, and automobile batteries.
Items accepted at all monthly (second Saturday) Recycling Drop-Off Events include paper (newspaper, magazines, office paper, junk mail, phone books), ink jet cartridges, toner cartridges, digital cameras, DVRs, digital picture frames, metals (aluminum, steel, tin), laptops, stereos and speakers, plastics (#1 through #7), printers and fax machines, telephones, cords, systems, cell phones, beepers, pagers, uninterruptible power supplies, security systems, computers, processors, monitors, circuit boards, GPS devices, Xboxes, PlayStations, Wiis, MP3 players, DVD movies and video games, household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, incandescent light bulbs, Mardi Gras beads, glass (limit 50 lbs.),televisions, microwave ovens (limit 4), and tires (limit 4).
The following items cannot be accepted: tanks, explosives, radioactive materials, medical waste, asbestos, or hazardous waste from businesses or schools. Proof of Orleans Parish residency will be required in the form of a valid driver’s license or a motor vehicle inspection sticker.
Below is the remaining summer schedule for the Recycling Drop-Off Center:
May 13: Recycling Drop-Off Day & Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day
June 10: Recycling Drop-off Day
July 8: Recycling Drop-Off & Shred Day–Iron Mountain will securely and confidentially shred up to 50 lbs. of documents at no charge as a community service
Aug. 12: Recycling Drop-Off Day
If you have any of the listed materials, the New Orleans Department of Sanitation will gladly take it off your hands.