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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Recycling update


We are hoping to have a January NorthWest Carrollton meeting. We are currently working with Catholic Charities to arrange use of their Community meeting room in Incarnate Word on Apricot Street (which is appropriately inside our neighborhood boundaries.  Unfortunately we do not yet have confirmation that we can use the room.  

We have provided information on Phoenix Recycling at our neighborhood organization meetings and Phoenix Recycling offers a slight discount (a $14/month fee) for anyone who is a member of a neighborhood organization.  Unfortunately this still means that many of our neighbors will choose for financial reasons not to participate.  We do not have enough money as a neighborhood organization to offer financial assistance for recycling.  But we look forward to hearing and testing any ideas that anyone comes up with to encourage and increase recycling in the city. 

When we set the next meeting notice we will let you know date and time.  You are welcome to attend any of our meetings.

Jenel Hazlett

From: Walker Hines <>
Sent: Jan 7, 2009 2:41 PM
To: NorthWest Carrollton <>

Subject: Re: Correction Regarding SDT Recycling Services

Thank you for your endorsement of Phoenix Recycling.  Despite the
initial misinformation, I am happy that I sent an e-mail out raising
awareness of recycling services and efforts in our city.  In fact,
many residents of our District were not even aware that anyone offered
to pick up recycling post-Katrina.  Many have expressed interest in
paying for recycling.  I have forwarded contact information for
Phoenix to anyone expressing an interest in recycling pickup.  As I
previously mentioned, I would like to meet with neighborhood group
leaders and devise a strategy to increase the number of households
that participate in the recycling program.  I would also like to look
into creative financing efforts by neighborhood groups.  We have a
very active and engaged District.  I am confident that with the right
messenger and planning, we can become the most green district in the
State.  I look forward to working with you in this endeavor.

Walker Hines
On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 2:34 PM, NorthWest Carrollton <> wrote:
Thanks for keeping attention on this issue.

I have used Phoenix Recycling for the last year.  Phoenix provides excellent curbside service for $14/month.  I realize that $14/month is not affordable for everyone.  But considering the services that Phoenix Recycling has provided to the PostK city I hope that every effort will be made to ensure that Phoenix Recycling has a place in our increasingly GREEN city.
Jenel Hazlett - NorthWest Carrollton
From: Walker Hines <
Sent: Jan 7, 2009 11:26 AM
Subject: Correction Regarding SDT Recycling Services

Thank you for many of your e-mails indicating an interest in
recycling.  Unfortunately, some of the details were unclear regarding
SDTs services.  As many of you know, if you go to the link I
previously provided, SDT mentions a limited offer for curb-side
recycling pickup for any zip code with 500 or more registrations
requesting residential pickup.  The 70118 Zip Code had already
received well over 500 registrations prior to my e-mail going out.
I, along with other State Legislators, was under the impression that
SDT would offer FREE recycling pickup for the few Zip Codes that
reached 500 or more.  I mentioned that I didn't know how long they
would provide free services.  It turns out, the recycling pickup was
never intended to be free for any amount of time.  For anyone
interested in pay-for-service monthly recycling, Phoenix Recycling has
already established a successful recycling pickup.  Many residents in
our neighborhoods use Phoenix.  In due time, SDT may also offer a
monthly fee for recycling pickup in certain neighborhoods.  If you
would like more information on either company, feel free to e-mail me
and I'll send you their contact information.  Phoenix's website is:

I apologize for not verifying all information with SDT and other
companies via phone prior to sending out a mass e-mail to neighborhood

I am hoping to lobby the City Council to appropriate funds to make
recycling a city wide public service (as is the case in the vast
majority of major urban areas).  Furthermore, I am hoping that we can
find a company that will recycle materials to help rebuild our

Coastal erosion can help be reversed with recyclable materials.  I am
confident we can use recyclable materials as a barrier against future
storms.  If the City Council does not find the funds to provide
city-wide recycling, I will ask for an appropriation from the State
for our Legislative District.  If successful, I will negotiate prices
and sign a contract with one of the waste and debris companies
offering recycling.  I am requesting that neighborhood organizations
consider raising funds if they feel recycling is a priority in their

Thank you for your interest and attention to this important matter.

If I can be of any further assistance please let me know.

Walker Hines
State Representative - District 95
Legislative E-mail:
Legislative Mailing Address:
5500 Prytania St. # 626
New Orleans, LA 70115
Legislative Office:  504-756-4675

From: Walker Hines <>
Sent: Jan 6, 2009 2:52 PM
Subject: SDT To Offer Free Recycling - Please Sign up and Forward to Neighbors

SDT Waste and Debris will begin offering free curb-side recycling
pickup beginning January 1 to any current or new SDT residential
customer living in a Zip code with 500 or more registrations.  To
request recycling pickup in your neighborhood, please visit:

I want to thank those of you living in the 70118 Zip Code.  We were
the second Zip Code in the City to reach 500 registrations.

Regardless of where you live, if you would like the opportunity for
recycling pickup, please register as soon as possible.

As always, thank you for your attention to this matter.

May each of you enjoy a healthy and prosperous New Year!


Walker Hines
State Representative - District 95
Legislative E-mail:
Legislative Mailing Address:
5500 Prytania St. # 626
New Orleans, LA 70115
Legislative Office:  504-756-4675

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