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  • WATCH: Crews battle large fire at recycling plant Play Video

    January 23, 2017 11:16 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE – A fire at Southside Recycling plant in Prairieville closed LA 929 east of Airline Highway for hours on Monday. Heavy smoke could be seen in the area by drivers and nearby businesses. According to Prairieville Fire Chief Mark Stewart, the fire originated from a pile of... more »
  • Baton Rouge garbage, recycling pickup on Jan. 2

    December 28, 2016 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE – City-Parish officials have announced that garbage and recycling will be picked up on Jan. 2. The City-Parish originally announced that garbage pickup would not be conducted that day, however an updated announcement was released on Wednesday afternoon. All sizes of folded, flattened cardboard boxes will be... more »
  • Fee doubles, Plaquemines Parish cancels recycling March 1

    January 12, 2016 11:51 AM

    POINTE A LA HACHE - Plaquemines Parish officials say their recycling contractor is doubling its fee when the parish is in a budget crunch, so recycling pickup will end after February. Spokesman Michael Powell Jr. says in a news release that the parish was notified at the end of 2015... more »
  • Residents fighting recycling company, parish can't stop it Play Video

    August 14, 2015 6:03 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - People in one subdivision in Livingston Parish don't plan on throwing a welcoming party when a recycling company moves next door. Residents in the Gray Creek subdivision near Denham Springs support the industrial business but don't want it in their backyard. Eastside Recycling plans to move from... more »
  • 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 »
  • EBR residents offered curbside Christmas Tree pick-up

    January 2, 2015 10:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Most residents in East Baton Rouge Parish can take advantage of EBR's Christmas tree recycling program now that the holiday festivities have come to an end. Individuals looking to get rid of their trees, except in Baker and Zachary, can place their tree on the curb... more »
  • New Orleans putting smoked butts in a better place

    July 21, 2014 5:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - In New Orleans, discarded butts are being turned into something useful. The first of 50 cigarette butt recycling receptacles was installed at a downtown intersection Monday. Developers of the program say the large-scale recycling effort launched in Canada last year. Trenton, New Jersey- based recycling company TerraCycle... more »

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