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See the Curbside Recycling Guidelines (PDF) for related information.
You put in your cart the following:
It is best to put your recycling cart out the night before your cart is to be picked up. Route pick up begins at 5 a.m. each morning.
Recycling occurs in your area on one of your scheduled garbage days. Visit My Government Services for Recycling, Garbage, and Bulky Trash and Yard Waste Collection Days.
Call the East Baton Rouge Parish Citizens Service at 311 or 225-389-3090 to report the missed pick-up.
Yes, large corrugated boxes can be flattened and placed on the ground next to your recycling cart. This includes very large boxes, such as, appliance boxes. Remove any packing materials,
Styrofoam and straps.
Yes, just put these items loose in your recycling cart. These materials are collected along with other paper materials here in Baton Rouge.
Recyclables collected at the curbside and monthly drop-off are transported to the Waste Connection, Inc. at:7923 Tom DriveBaton RougeLA 70806
At the recycling facility or MRF, materials are sorted, baled, and shipped off to be processed into new recycled products such as:
By purchasing recycled products, you are creating a market for the materials you set out at the curb. The recycling industry also creates jobs; according to a 2002 survey, over 300 jobs are associated with the recycling industry in East Baton Rouge Parish. Buying recycled products boosts the economy while reducing pollution; saving landfill space; and conserving natural resources, energy, and water. Please, buy recycled products and close the loop.
Apartment dwellers and small businesses can recycle using the monthly drop-off. Recyclables are collected on the third Saturday of each month. Apartment dwellers and small businesses can drop off their recyclables 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at Waste Connection, Inc. located at:
7923 Tom DriveBaton Rouge, LA 70806
Or call 225-925-3442. Check our Community Drop-off page or download Recycle Rouge Round-Up flyer (PDF) to learn more.
Check back for Recycling's main page postings for Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale held annually. Compost bins can be purchased on line from Garden Supply companies or from garden supply catalogs. Also check with your local Garden Center or Hardware store, they may be able to order one for you.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Recycling Office also has designs for compost bins that you can build out of simple materials at home. Visit our Yard Smart, Earth Wise page to find out how to build one or call our office at 225-389-5194 for a copy of the designs.
Office recycling and business waste reduction practices are great ways to streamline operations and protect the environment. The recycling office can provide information for businesses to perform internal waste audits. Businesses can then contract with a local waste hauler for recycling services.
The Recycling Office pages are also a good resource for both businesses and residents interested in recycling and waste reduction.