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  • 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 »
  • Curbside Christmas tree collection starts Monday

    January 3, 2014 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Curbside Christmas tree collection starts Monday in East Baton Rouge Parish, except in Baker and Zachary. Trees placed on the curb will be picked up through January 18. They will be collected on normal trash pick up days by separate rear loaders or brush trucks. ... more »
  • Baton Rouge begins collecting Christmas trees Thursday

    December 25, 2013 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Beginning Thursday, the day after Christmas, people can leave their Christmas trees at drop sites to be recycled. In a week, crews will begin collecting trees from the curb. Trees will be processed into mulch. Curbside collection runs from January 6-18. Sites are open from December... 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 »
  • Program launched to use oyster shells on coast

    June 5, 2013 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new program announced by the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana is aimed at helping New Orleans area restaurants recycle oyster shells. The coalition on Tuesday announced that Shell Oil Co. has provided $1 million for the program, which will collect the shells and return them to... more »
  • Ascension working out trash, recycling plans

    February 19, 2013 8:08 AM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish residents could receive garbage pickup twice a week and weekly recycling services as soon as next year. The Ascension Parish Council is considering adopting mandatory guidelines for minimal services for any garbage collector who wants to work in the parish. The council's Strategic Planning Commission received... more »
  • Baker Council renews waste services contract

    February 13, 2013 7:55 AM

    BAKER - The Baker City Council has renewed its solid waste services contract and entered into a new agreement with its waste service company to provide recycling carts to residents who recycle household trash. The current contract with BFI Waste Services LLC, doing business as Allied Waste Services of Baton... more »
  • Cleanup continues at La. explosive company

    December 19, 2012 10:36 AM

    DOYLINE - Authorities say it could take up to three weeks to finish storing military propellant at an explosives recycling company that caused the evacuation of a Louisiana town. The town of Doyline was evacuated earlier this month after authorities said they found 6 million pounds of the material improperly... more »
  • Christmas tree recycling drop off points

    December 26, 2011 5:43 PM

    Remember to remove all decorations and accessories from trees before bring to recycling. Walker Christmas Tree Recycling Project Sidney Hutchinson Park December 26 - January 6 Denham Springs Natural Christmas Tree Recycling Program Street Department Campus, 600 Bowman Street 7 a.m. -... 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 »
  • Christmas tree recycling begins in East Baton Rouge

    December 27, 2010 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Christmas tree collection doesn’t start for more than a week in Baton Rouge, but people who want to get rid of their tree now have a few options. Seven drop-off locations are open for people to unload their Christmas tree before Jan. 6, which is when curbside... more »
  • Household hazardous materials collection day

    October 23, 2010 10:52 AM

    East Baton Rouge Parish residents can drop off household hazardous materials at Memorial Stadium until 1 p.m. Saturday. The following household hazardous materials will be accepted: fertilizers, pool chemicals, insecticides, pesticides, gasoline, cleaning products, latex and oil paint and paint products, automobile tired, auto products including used oil, antifreeze,... more »
  • LSU participating in college game day recycling competition

    October 1, 2010 10:26 PM

    LSU is competing on a different kind of green field this weekend. More than 80 universities are in the race for "most recycled." The school has been green on game day since 2004. The effort has expanded to the stadium and suites just recently, but the response from tailgaters... more »
  • Rep. Eddie Lambert talks oil spill, recycling, and loop on 2une In

    May 3, 2010 6:56 AM

    Concrete and metal boxes are being built to siphon the oil gushing from the blown out well into the Gulf of Mexico. BP says they won't be in place for at least six days, and the system has never been tried at such depths. Representative Eddie Lambert joined Whitney Vann... more »
  • Christmas tree recycling program set to begin

    December 22, 2009 3:04 PM

    East Baton Rouge Parish's Christmas tree recycling program will offer curbside collection of trees this year. The collection will run between January 4 and January 12. It will be for East Baton Rouge Parish residents, except in Baker and Zachary. The recycled trees will be used for coastal restoration... more »

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