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  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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