Recycling Resources and Recyclers



Town of Abita Springs

Recycling Pickup: Put out Sunday night for Monday pickup.

The most common mistakes made when using curbside recycling is contamination of recyclable materials due to food
or grease being in/on containers. Please rinse before you recycle. Sometimes people use recycling bins for
regular garbage. This garbage contaminates clean recyclables.

Recycling guidelines can be found at:



The Acadia Parish Solid Waste Department is responsible for the Acadia Parish Landfill located in Egan and the recycling centers located throughout the parish.

Recycling Drop Off Centers
Crowley Center
1552 West Highway 90
Monday thru Friday
7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Rayne Center
1315 Section Street
(City Barn)
Wednesday only
8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The City of Rayne unlocks the gate and recyclable items may be deposited in bin.

Plastics with recycle codes 1 and 2
Steel (tin cans), clean
Aluminum cans
Magazines, telephone books, catalogs and mail
Paper- Copy, notebooks, white and colored
Shredded paper (No Carbon Paper)
Please do not put food, dirty paper plates, coffee cups, tissues, paper towels, styrofoam, aerosol cans, or glass with recyclables.




          Recycling Facilities       

            Follow this link for a map and list of the recycling facilities found in the city of Alexandria:     




Ascension Parish

Keep Ascension Beautiful
42077 Churchpoint Road
Gonzales, LA 70737






Baton Rouge - City and Parish     



Bossier City      


 Bossier City Recycling Center  

  Located at 3301 Old Shed Road, Bossier City, LA 71111.  


             Accepted Materials:
                         Cans - (Rinse and containerize aluminum cans separately from steel and tin cans.)
                         Clear Plastic 1 PET - soda bottles (discard lids and rinse)
                         Cloudy Plastic 2 HDPE - water, milk, and juice jugs (discard lids and rinse)
                         Corrugated paper/cardboard (flatten boxes)
                         Mixed paper
                         Newspaper and telephone books



 Breaux Bridge  

Breaux Bridge Recycling

1035 Ruth Bridge Highway

Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, 70517337-442-1015

The Breaux Bridge Recycling programs include curbside recycling services from residential properties, dumpster collections at apartments and commercial properties, and transfer stations that accept recyclable materials.



City of Broussard  

Dark gray recycle bins are serviced on Wednesdays in Broussard, LA.

Click here for basic guidelines for residents participating in The Recycling Foundation's curbside recycling programs:



Calcasieu Parish

Calcasieu Parish has two Residential Solid Waste Convenience Centers at which residents can bring sorted recyclable items. This service is at no cost to Calcasieu Parish residents with a valid driver's licenses.

Center locations and hours of operation:

            Public Works - East                                 Public Works - West
            East Maintenance Facility                       West Maintenance Facility
            5500 B Swift Plant Road                         2915 Post Oak Road
            Lake Charles, LA 70615                          Sulphur, LA 70663

Regular hours are now 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Thursday - Monday. They are CLOSED on Tuesday and Wednesday of each week.




The City of Carencro contracts with Pelican Waste & Debris for waste disposal and recycling. Residents can find their pickup day with this link: For more information, contact City Hall at 337-896-8481 or email





The city of Covington recycling is picked up on Thursdays. Recycle containers street side on Wednesdays will be picked up as garbage.  All containers for garbage and recycling should be curbside by 5 a.m.  Note: No glass or plastic bags in recycling






City of Denham Springs
Waste Pro is currently serving as the City of Denham Spring's waste collection service provider. The recycling collection day is Wednesday.
Click here for recycling guidance:

For questions, contact:
Deseree Phillips
(225) 665-8121




The City of Gonzales has taken a Green Initiative in Recycling.
Residents may pick up recycle bins at City Hall during operating hours free of charge. Recycled items are collected curbside on Mondays.

Phone: (225) 744-640
City Hall Hours:
Monday-Thursday 7:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 7:00am-11:00am




City of Gretna Recycling

Residential utility customers are provided with one standard recycle bin.
Download the flyer for materials accepted for recycling here.

What goes in the bin?

Paper products
Corrugated cardboard and boxboard
Steel and ferrous, metal food containers and lids
Plastics – coded 1 and 2
Aluminum cans

Items not accepted:
Aerosol spray cans
Containers that held oil
Paint or pesticides
Styrofoam-like egg cartons, packing peanuts
Plastic grocery bags
Pizza boxes and other food contaminated cardboard
Coated take-out boxes




Jefferson Parish collects recyclables once per week.
Recyclables that are collected include: Household recyclables such as paper and plastic. All items must be placed inside the 18 gallon cart provided by the Parish.



The City of Kenner Recycling Schedule:
(All recycling materials are collected on the second day of your regularly scheduled garbage collection day)

Blue: Monday and Thursday Route
Orange: Tuesday and Friday Route
Purple: Wednesday and Saturday Route

Recycling Guidelines:

Paper Products:
    * Office Paper
    * Newspaper, including color inserts
    * Magazines and Catalogs
    * Junk mail and telephone books
    * Paperboard boxes, including cereal boxes, freezer food boxes, and 12 pack soft drink boxes and other food/snack                  boxes and other corrugated cardboard

Plastic Products:
    * Plastic food and beverage containers coded 1,2, and 3
    * Essentially everything constructed out of plastic should be marked with a code

Metal Products:
    * Aluminum cans, steel and ferrous metal food containers and lids



Lafayette Consolidated Government    

    Curbside, Drop Off Recycling

  • Drop-off recycling - Residents without curbside recycling can drop off recyclables at the Republic Services office, located at 102 BJ Services Drive.

    The same items that are collected with the curbside recycling program can be dropped off.
    Times are M-F 8am-5pm and Saturday 8am-12pm.


  • Call (337) 291-5637 to get more information on Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling.


         FEET ON THE STREET:  Cart Tagging and Education Campaign is a citywide initiative to improve the quality of recycling by providing personalized and real-time curbside recycling education and feedback. The campaign, funded in part by a grant from The Recycling Partnership, will remind residents what belongs in their single-stream recycling carts in order to save taxpayers money, reduce the number of new resources used in creating packaging products, and improve the health of the community.



              Project Front Yard

A community effort to build awareness and improve the community through     recovering the cities gateways and streetscapes, litter clean- up and prevention, public art, river clean-up, and education. 



Lake Charles       



Mandeville City Hall
3101 East Causeway Approach
Mandeville, LA 70448

The Mandeville city schedule for recycling is Tuesday:



Recycling in New Iberia includes plastic bottles, cans, paper and cardboard. The key to recycling the right way is ensuring your items are clean and dry. For tips on how to recycle properly and efficiently, visit WM's Recycling 101 guide:



New Orleans        


             Curbside Recycling

            Recycling Drop-Off and Household Hazardous Materials Collection Days

                             NOLA’s Recycling Drop-Off Center is located at 2829 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans, LA 70122 

                             Items Accepted at the Recycling Drop-Off Center

                                     • Plastics #1 (soda/water bottles) and #2 (milk/juice/shampoo/detergent containers)

                                     • Newspapers, junk mail, phone books, catalogs, office paper

                                     • Corrugated cardboard

                                     • Boxboard (cereal boxes/soft drink boxes)

                                     • Small aluminum and steel cans

                                     • E-Waste 

                                     • Batteries (AA, AAA, AAAA, C, D, 6 & 9 volt, Lithium); Light bulbs (Incandescent and fluorescent)

                                     • Televisions (Limit 4)

                                     • Glass (Limit 50lbs.)

                                     • Tires (Limit: 5)• Mardi Gras Beads



Village of Parks  

The Village of Parks contracts with an outside Waste Management company for solid waste collection and recycling.
Everyone is required to have garbage collection with recyclilng optional.



 City of Ponchatoula

Residential recycling can be dropped of at the City’s maintenance facility in the 300 block of North Fourth Street, on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month.

Acceptable Recycling Items  * Please place these items loose in a container or clear plastic bag*

  • Aluminum cans: Cans shall be rinsed.
  • Paper: Clean, unsoiled newsprint?type paper, magazines, catalogs, gift wrap, paper bags, junk mail, white or colored paper, envelopes. No bound books, paperbound/wrapped in plastic, rubber bands, or photos.
  • Plastics: PET, HDPE, and PVC containers should be rinsed and caps removed.
  • Tin Cans: Steel food containers should be rinsed prior to placement in the recycling bin.
  • No glass or styrofoam accepted



City of Ruston

Recyclable materials include: paper, colored paper, newspapers, bags, magazines, phonebooks, mail, paperboard, tissue boxes, toilet paper rolls, food 
To sign up for recycling visit:

Ruston Recycles Frequently Asked Questions:


St. Landry Parish   

              The two recycling centers are
                         Opelousas Recycling Center is located at 2717 West Landry Street, Opelousas, LA.  (337) 942-9576 

                         Eunice Recycling Center is located at 450 N. C.C. Duson, Eunice, LA. (337) 457-1336

              The centers are open Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
               Accepted materials are cardboard, newspaper, magazines, and other paper products, aluminum and metal cans,                       and  most plastic products.
               Both locations operate a buy-back center where individuals are paid for items they deliver. You can make money                       from items or choose to not get paid for recycling items but donate the money to any school in St. Landry                                   Parish.




**The Recycling Program has been temporarily suspended**




City of Slidell

Recycling in Slidell includes plastic bottles, cans, paper and cardboard.

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar:



Tangipahoa Parish        

The Tangipahoa Parish Recycling Center is open from 7 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 7:00 am to 12:00 noon on Saturday.

57510 Hano Road west
Independence, LA 70443

Keep Tangipahoa Beautiful’s primary goal is to eliminate the litter issue by changing behavior through education, beautification and enforcement.

206 East Mulberry Street, Amite, LA 70422

Phone: 985-748-3211

Hours: 7:30am - 4:30pm



Terrebonne Parish       





City of Thibodaux City of Thibodaux 
Thibodaux's recycling schedule is: all residents SOUTH of Bayou Lafourche (LA 1 side) recyclables will be collected on Tuesday; all residents NORTH of Bayou Lafourche (Hwy 308 side) recyclables will be collected on Wednesday.  

Recycled items include paper products, aluminum, tin cans, and plastic containers; NO GLASS. Paper products include newspapers, magazines, cardboard, computer paper, etc.  The Works Department can be reached at (985) 446-7223.



West Baton Rouge Parish   

For garbage & recycling collection questions:
Outside the Port Allen City Limits - (225) 336-2406
Within the Port Allen City Limits - (225) 383-1620


KWBRB makes it easier than ever to get involved, report littering, and share information with others. Everything you need to make a difference in WBR can be found at: For question or need help? Call: (225) 490-8549.



 West Monroe       

The West Monroe Recycling Center is a free drop-off facility for the general public, despite where they may live.

The Recycling Center is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

409 Lincoln Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Phone: 318-397-3290
Phone: 318-396-2600



To participate in the Youngsville Recycle Program, please call City Hall (Phone: 337.856.4181) to have a recycling cart delivered at no additional cost to you.




Recycling Guide can be found at:






Other recycling resources


     Electronic Recycling - East Baton Rouge Parish: Capital Area Recycling Council



     LED light recycling- Christmas Lights Recycling Program: Holiday LEDS Recycling


     Battery Recycling Corporation:  call2recycle



 NPR's guide to recycling plastics in which they explain the recycling system and why some plastic packaging shouldn’t go in your recycling bin.