Sunday, January 4, 2009

Recycling Directory

This site gives names, addresses and phone numbers of facilities in Louisiana that accept recycled goods. Those goods include plastics, motor oil, copper, aluminum, food and beverage containers, acids and caustics, absorbents, 48 x 40 pallets, activated carbon, aluminum cans, antifreeze, antique timbers, appliances, asbestos, auto radiators, automotive batteries, batteries, belts, books, bottles, glass, calcium carbonate, car radiators, cardboard, clothing, compressed gas cylinders,

computers and electronics, contaminated soils, water, etc., copper, crude oil, curbside recycling, electronic scrap, empty laser printer toner cartridges, daily office mix, ferrous metal and scrap metal, fuel, fluorescent lightbulbs, furniture, household items, iron, junk mail, lead, lead acid batteries, lithium ion batteries, magazines, mercury, mercury containing devices, mercury thermostats, mixed paper, motor oil, newspaper, newsprint, nicad batteries, nickel cadmium batteries,

non-ferrous materials, non-ferrous metal, non hazardous waste, office waste, oil, old newspaper, paper, phone books, plastics, printers, purses, radiators, recycled wooden pallets, reefers, repairable pallets, scrap metal, shoes, small electrical items, socks, stainless steel, steel, steel cans, stretch wrap film, styrofoam peanuts, styrofoam, tin, tin cans, tires, toner cartridges, toys, transmission fluid, transmissions, usable clothing and textiles, white goods, white office paper, wood waste products, zinc and more.

Source: DEQ Louisiana website

Helpful Links to Donate Your Electronic Equipment

This is a list of different sites that recycle electronics. Almost everything can be recycled. Before you throw it out, consider contacting these agencies and recycling.

A non-profit organization in Louisiana accepting e-waste for recycling is the Corporate Recycling Council (CRC)

The Computers for Schools Association maintains a web site to assist you in donating your computer to schools in your area.

Charity America unites donors and businesses with qualified charities from across the nation.

Share the Technology organization connects computer donors and non-profit donation seekers throughout the country.

The National Christina Foundation accepts donated computers to give to people with disabilities and students at risk.

Check out the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality recycling list of recyclers.

Cellular phones and rechargeable batteries are easily recycled. To find the nearest drop-off retailer call 1-800-8-BATTERY or check out

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For more information about electronics recycling, contact the DEQ Recycling Section at (225) 219-3266 or 800-305-6621.

Source: Louisiana DEQ website