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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 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 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 »

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