This generation of youth have been well-trained to reduce, reuse, recycle. Unfortunately, there is no recycling in St. Bernard Parish or New Orleans. It breaks our heart to throw out cans and bottles or to set the cardboard out for garbage pick-up.

There are some private companies that have started providing recycling services. SDT Waste and Debris is one such company. They charge $18 month to pick up the recycling twice per month (on the same day as garbage pickup).

However, 500 people must sign up in a neighbourhood for the service to begin; here in Violet (where we are staying) there are only 14 requests.