BATON ROUGE, LA – April 23, 2021 – City-Parish officials have announced the suspension of curbside recycling services from April 26-May 1, with services set to resume Monday, May 3.
The weeklong suspension of these services is necessary to fully allocate all available garbage and recycling resources toward addressing curbside trash and debris collection. In recent weeks, recurring storms and heavy wind events have combined with the increased volume of trees and limbs resulting from spring yard work and residual debris from the winter storm event to generate a significant increase of out-of-cart vegetative debris.
Due to this increased volume of debris, trucks have only been able to complete 50-60 percent of bulky collection routes, necessitating the additional resources typically used for curbside recycling collection.
Residents do not need to report the location of their debris or trash piles, as crews will collect them along their normal routes with the expanded equipment and resources.
Additionally, residents do not need to report missed recycling collection during the week of April 26. All normal curbside recycling services will resume May 3, with recycling collected on residents’ normal days of service.
Residents can report other issues or request services by calling 311, downloading the free Red Stick 311 app on Apple or Android devices, or by visiting 311.brla.gov.