Garbage piling up? Take it to the city’s Transfer Station on Elysian Fields
Beginning today (Sept. 15) at 11 a.m., the New Orleans Department of Sanitation will allow residents to dispose of bagged household garbage at the Elysian Fields Transfer Station free of charge.
The free drop-off is temporarily available while the city is working to increase its garbage collection capacity by hiring a third contractor.
Going forward, the Transfer Station at 2829 Elysian Fields Ave. will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. It is available to New Orleans residents only.
Given the demand, residents are advised that there could be long lines and wait times to utilize the Transfer Station. The Sanitation Department is coordinating with the New Orleans Police Department Traffic Division to monitor traffic flow on Elysian Fields Avenue.
Residents should access the Elysian Fields Transfer Station via the service road and enter through the gate at the rear of the property.
Residents will be responsible for off-loading their garbage at the site. The city will only be accepting bagged household garbage. Vegetative debris, construction debris, appliances and electronics or tires will not be accepted. Commercial vehicles are not eligible to dispose of debris at the Elysian Fields Transfer Station.
Streetside storm debris collection is currently underway, and recycling pickup has been suspended.
Residents may call 311 for any questions regarding the offloading of debris or the Elysian Fields Transfer Station.