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  • Glass collection isn't broken, but it'll cost $1 more now

    August 12, 2015 6:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Waste fees for East Baton Rouge Parish residents will increase $1 after decisions by Metro Council members Wednesday afternoon. The extra charge will cover glass recycling, which had been under the crusher and was set to be canceled. Glass is not a competitive item for recyclers,... more »
  • New Orleans police: woman's body in trash can

    November 26, 2014 1:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a city building inspector opened a garbage can and found the partly clad body of a woman who had been stabbed to death. Officer Frank Robertson III says the inspector moved the can to get down an alley about noon Wednesday and opened... more »
  • Somalia: Bomb hidden in garbage kills 3

    August 3, 2014 11:19 AM

    MOGADISHU, Somalia - A Somali police officer says a bomb hidden in piles of garbage detonated in the Somali capital, killing three street cleaners. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said the bomb was detonated Sunday by remote control as women tried to remove bags of rubbish from a street corner. Seven women... more »
  • Trash trouble because of parked cars in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 19, 2014 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There is a blame game going on since some neighborhoods did not get trash collected this week. Residents are frustrated, but the city said it's their fault since vehicles were parked, blocking waste trucks. In the Beau Pre neighborhood near LSU, Allied Waste trucks couldn't... more »
  • Garbage rates to increase in Denham Springs

    August 27, 2013 7:41 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Denham Springs City Council has approved a small increase in monthly household rates for city garbage and recycling services. The rates will rise 34 cents from $18 per month to $18.34 per month and kick in Sunday. Allied Waste Services of Baton Rouge holds... more »
  • DEQ investigating illegal tire dumping check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 23, 2013 6:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Department of Public Works cleared illegally dumped debris in Baton Rouge today. It's part of a monthly process to keep the roadway clear. Allied Waste, contracted through DPW, drove a tire collection truck along Kincaid Ave. in Baton Rouge. A month worth of debris was thrown... more »
  • St. Martin garbage, trash collection starts in May

    March 10, 2013 10:42 AM

    ST. MARTINVILLE, La. - Residents in rural St. Martin Parish will be required to pay for garbage and trash service beginning in May. Parish President Guy Cormier tells The Advocate the rural areas also will see a new automated pick-up system that requires residents to use 96-gallon roll carts provided... more »
  • Judge backs New Iberias housing agency in dispute

    January 31, 2013 7:19 AM

    NEW IBERIA - The city of New Iberia may have to begin collecting garbage at Housing Authority properties following a ruling by a state district judge. The New Iberia Housing Authority contends the city is responsible for collecting its tenants' solid waste just as they provide the service for the... more »
  • Garbage tax on ballot in Tangipahoa Parish

    November 28, 2012 9:11 AM

    AMITE - Voters in rural Tangipahoa Parish will be asked to approve a property tax proposition in support of parish landfill operations on the Dec. 8 ballot. Rural Garbage District No. 1, which includes all unincorporated areas of the parish, is seeking renewal of a 10-year, 10-mill ad valorem... more »
  • New Livingston garbage service at center of debate check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 9, 2012 5:51 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Jack Fridge is owner of the Livingston Waste trash service. He also drives the only truck in his operation. Hundreds of homeowners, mostly in the Watson area, have signed up for his service which features twice-per-week collection and a free recycling program. Fridge's company has... more »
  • Trash pick-up costing Port Allen check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 2, 2012 5:54 PM

    PORT ALLEN- After a rate increase on Wednesday, Mayor Roger Bergeron noticed the cost of trash pickup would put a significant dent in the city's budget, to the tune of nearly $320,000. "For some time now, the city has been subsidizing the recycling portion of the garbage contract and... more »
  • Mechanic crushed while working on a garbage truck

    June 27, 2012 8:42 AM

    METAIRIE, La.- Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a mechanic who was crushed while working on a garbage truck in Metairie. Col. John Fortunato says Jose Romero of Kenner was killed Tuesday evening. Fortunato says another worker began moving the garbage truck, not realizing the... more »
  • Woman who tossed $1M lotto ticket wants money

    May 21, 2012 1:28 PM

    SEARCY, Ark. - Attorneys for an Arkansas woman who threw away a winning lottery ticket worth $1 million say another woman who plucked the ticket out of the trash and claimed the jackpot should be forced to turn the money over to the court. Sharon Duncan's lawyers filed their formal... more »
  • Pointe Coupee raises garbage pickup fee to $18

    March 1, 2012 6:49 AM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury has voted to increase monthly garbage pickup rates in a move intended to help defray the costs of cleaning up after future storms. Parish Administrator Jim Bello says the rate increase, from $14.50 to $18 per month, should also help the... more »
  • Denham Springs garbage service gets a facelift

    September 15, 2011 5:29 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Automated garbage trucks are expected to hit the streets of Denham Springs in the next few months. The system will bring more efficiency and larger trash cans to the community. "When you gain some efficiencies you can also pass on those savings to the community and we're... more »
  • Newborn survives toss down NYC trash chute

    May 23, 2011 12:47 PM

    NEW YORK - Investigators say a newborn baby tossed down a New York City housing project's trash chute survived the eight-story fall because he landed on a pile of garbage and the compactor was jammed. A maintenance worker heard the baby's cries coming from the trash compactor in the... more »
  • Worker killed by recycling truck

    April 5, 2011 9:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A worker with the Recycling Foundation of Baton Rouge has been killed in an accident on Rosemont Drive this morning, according to the company. Police say it happened at 1660 Rosemont Dr. around 9 a.m., and that the driver of a garbage truck backed up over... more »
  • Tips to reduce spending touch on vehicles, garbage

    February 8, 2011 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Citizens were put in charge of cutting waste in Baton Rouge a month ago and today there are more than a hundred leads in one councilman's office to do just that. Chandler Loupe says he's had a great response, even from some people within city-parish government.... more »

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