The Lafitte Greenway just got greener. Today, Friends of Lafitte Greenway and the City of New Orleans installed New Orleans' first-of-its-kind solar-powered public recycling units on the Greenway at Jefferson Davis Parkway and Broad Street. This is the first outdoor recycling in City of New Orleans' public spaces.

This project was made possible thanks to the generous support of Keep Louisiana Beautiful, MotherShip Foundation, and Parkway Bakery & Tavern, and the partnership of the City of New Orleans Department of Sanitation. Special thanks to Line 58 for the great panel design.

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.


Sophie Vorhoff


Executive Director at Friends of Lafitte Corridor