YLC Recycles

What is it?

It’s time to go GREEN!

YLC Recycles engages volunteers interested in helping New Orleans become a greener, more sustainable place to live through education and service of our community. We are all responsible for making our community a healthy place to live, and YLC recycles is leading the way one plastic bottle at a time!

How do we do it?

Volunteers work as a team to provide recycling services for festivals, concerts, and other great events all over the New Orleans area. We also spend time educating the community about which materials they can recycle, why recycling is so important, and what recycling options are available to them at home, work, and school. The results have been amazing!

The 2018 Mardi Gras Recycling Initiative

YLC Recycles is partnering with Arc of Greater New Orleans, Republic Services, Krewe of Freret, Krewe of Toth, and the City of New Orleans’ Department of Sanitation to launch a new recycling initiative during two Mardi Gras parades on February 3 and 11. This pilot program will be documented, measured, and refined in an effort to promote eventual adoption by the city government.

Where and When:

Krewe of Freret – Saturday, February 3 at 2:30 pm 
Uptown, New Orleans

Krewe of Thoth – Sunday, February 11 at 12:00 pm 
Uptown, New Orleans

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YLC Recycles


Sign Up!

It’s easy to get involved! There are so many events throughout the city that if we can be there we will.

To volunteer, fill out our interest survey, or email recycles@ylcnola.org

Project Leaders

Rachel Skowyra
Chiemi Riedel
Laura Stokley
Hannah Kincannon
Joseph A. Colón

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