Working in partnership with the City of New Orleans' Department of Sanitation, Friends of Lafitte Greenway is pioneering New Orleans' first outdoor public recycling program on the Lafitte Greenway. In January 2016, we installed two solar-powered recycling units on the Greenway at Jefferson Davis Parkway and Broad Street, and continue to support the cost of recycling collection thanks to generous support from the MotherShip Foundation and Parkway Bakery & Tavern.
We are bringing sustainability to life of the Lafitte Greenway through this vanguard project. In addition to conserving resources and energy through recycling, the units compress over 150-gallons of recycling material in the 33-gallon bin using solar power, reducing the number of collections needed per week and further shrinking the carbon footprint. We're proud to go the green way.
The Recycling Program was made possible thanks to generous support form Keep Louisiana Beautiful, the partnership of the City of New Orleans Department of Sanitation, and ongoing support from Parkway Bakery and Friends of Bayou St. John. Special thanks to Line 58 for the panel design.