Recycled Christmas Trees to Aid Coastal Marshes

"Together, we can save thousands of trees from being thrown out to waste and also provide critical support to help preserve our wetlands," New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said.

The city of New Orleans will recycle residents' Christmas trees this year in an attempt to promote the restoration of Louisiana wetlands and protect the state's coastline. Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced the city's recycling program will continue this year, and there are three days -- Jan. 10, 11, and 12 -- when Orleans Parish residents can recycle their live trees by placing them at curbside on their regularly scheduled collection day.

"New Orleans is earning a great reputation as an eco-friendly city, and this service is one of the ways our citizens can help protect and restore our environment," Landrieu said last week. "Together, we can save thousands of trees from being thrown out to waste and also provide critical support to help preserve our wetlands."

All ornaments, tinsel, lights, and tree stands should be removed before the trees are placed at the curb for collection. Flocked and artificial trees will not be collected, and trees should not be placed in plastic bags. The city's Department of Sanitation, Office of Coastal and Environmental Affairs, and the Materials Management Group are making the collection possible. It is funded by the general fund budget of the Office of Coastal and Environmental Affairs at a cost of approximately $9,000.Residents needing more information should contact the Office of Coastal and Environmental Affairs at 504-658-4071.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Easy to Use Safety Incident App

    Record incidents on the go with IndustrySafe’s mobile app. Collect data for multiple types of incidents including including near misses, vehicle and environmental incidents, and employee and non-employee injuries; at job sites and remote locations—with or without web access.

  • Complete Online Safety Training Courses

    Deliver state-of-the art, online safety training courses to your organization with IndustrySafe Training Management Software. Generate reports to track training compliance and automatically notify learners of upcoming or overdue classes.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Track Key Safety Performance Indicators

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations to easily track safety KPIs and metrics. Gain increased visibility into your business’ operations and safety data.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus