Have you heard? The WIP wants to bring back more recycling on the north shore - help us!
One of the tenets of WIP is our strong support for people to Reduce ~ Reuse ~ Recycle! Every month, WIP collects hard plastic caps and takes them to Aveda Institute to be recycled into new bottles!
This past year we worked with Susan Russell, the director of Keep Mandeville Beautiful in getting the Mandeville area schools involved in recycling classroom paper. The project was a huge success and there are now 14 schools who are already recycling classroom paper or plan to start in the fall of 2011.
Another goal that we strive to attain is to save hard plastic caps from milk cartons, laundry detergent bottles, shampoo bottles, etc. Just bring them to the WIP monthly meetings and we take them to the Aveda Institute in Covington. They recycle the caps to make new bottles and caps for their products. How cool is that! Click here to download the Aveda Recycling Hard Plastic Caps information sheet describing what type bottle caps are being collected.
Where can you recycle?
We also want you to recycle at home. If you don't live in a neighborhood that recycles, then you can bring your recyclables to the dumpster on Girod Street in Mandeville, across from the fire station. Target accepts glass, plastic grocery bags, and small electronic devices. Wal Mart and other grocery stores accept plastic grocery bags. Together we can make a big difference!
Click here for a Sierra Club pdf that lists recyclers on the Northshore.
A good all-round recycling resource on the Northshore is the Hammond Area Recycling Center just past the airport heading toward Hammond from Covington where the municipal vehicles are parked. What they collect is then sent to a "single stream" facility so you don't need to separate first. Open Saturdays ONLY from 8-noon.
- Newspaper bin at Mandeville Middle School on Soult.
- American Legion Post 13 ( on Hwy 190 on way to Covington High School) has bin outside
- A collection bin is in front of Rouse's and Home Depot in Covington.
- Behind the School Board Annex in Covington is a collection bin - the proceeds go to the Neighborhood Watch for the "West 20s" neighborhood
- At the Queen of Peace Church off the East Causeway Approach.not far from Rouse's. It's on the left side of the Church.
- In the parking lot of the Abita ball park benefiting Boy Scouts.
- The Restore (Habitat for Humanity's store) off of Hwy 59 has a large bin for aluminum cans.
Computer, Monitors & Printers
- Office Depot will recycle monitors, computers, and printers. Customer required to pay for box ($5-$15) but Office Depot will pay shipping. Office Depot on Hwy 22, Mandeville said all stores participate.
- Coastal Waste in Slidell - will pick up at your home for a monthly fee in certain residents. We're told that if you pay your water bill to either the City of Mandeville or the City of Covington, you can get this service.
- Phoenix Recycling (504)322-7551--- This is a NO based company that does curbside pickup on Northshore. Not all areas are covered but they have several routes over here. Monthly fee, $15
- CACRC--(Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council) (225)379-3577 This is a Baton Rouge based company that recycles computers,. phones, printers, cell phones, fax machines, etc. They are geared more to area businesses but do take individual items. You do have to bring items to them in BR and there is a small fee $4 per item.
The parish government website has lots of useful information and links on recycling, litter, waste haulers, sewerage system maintenance, etc.