Converting glass into erosion-fighting sand

What We Do


Almost every piece of glass used in New Orleans ends up in a landfill as there’s currently no glass-pickup recycling across the city. So we launched the NOLA Glass Recycling Project – to help save as much glass from landfills as possible! So we set-up a pilot Glass Recycling Program in New Orleans – to help make NOLA as sustainable as can be! We’re setting up 20 hotspots across the city where anyone can drop off glass whenever they please – all totally for free. We’ll come by every two weeks and collect the glass and bring it to a recycling facility across the city.


And the best part? We’ll recycle the glass in-house and turn it into sand used to fight coastal erosion and for disaster relief efforts. We plan to sell our sandbags at a below-market price for disaster relief projects, enabling those who need the vital resource to receive it more easily and affordably.


Click here to learn more about the project and donate directly to our efforts.

Drop any glass item off at any of the following hotspots

Free Glass Drop-off Hotspots Across NOLA:





Freret Street and Calhoun Street

New Orleans, LA 70118

Link to drop-off spot


Tulane University


The Labyrinth

Freret Street and Audubon Street

New Orleans, LA 70118

Link to drop-off spot




Pepperoni’s Cafe

8123 Hampson St

New Orleans, LA 70118

Link to drop-off spot


Garden district


Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church

3900 St Charles Ave

New Orleans, LA 70115

Link to drop-off spot

Launching 2/25/20




More free drop-off hotspots launching this week!





Resident or business owner in NOLA? We’ll pickup your glass!

Plant the Peace is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. | Tax ID number: 83-4524429.
Contributions to Plant the Peace are tax-deductable to the extent permitted by law.