ST. CHARLES PARISH RECYCLING PROGRAM TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
The decision to suspend recycling services came after the closure of the New Orleans Recycle facility and concerns of rising costs associated with the collection, transportation and disposal of recycled materials due in large part to the ongoing trade wars.
“We know the importance of having a robust recycling program in St. Charles Parish,” said Parish President Larry Cochran. “My administration will continue to explore every avenue to reinstate recycling collection in the most efficient and cost-effective manner for our taxpayers.”
In 2018, the Parish’s contract monitor began the process of slowly transitioning the parish to the new recycling policy. This started with the closing of five recycling sites and the consolidation to two permanent sites at the East and West Bank Bridge Parks. Effective November 1, those sites will also close.
“The decision to recommend temporarily suspending the recycling program came after an exhaustive search for every option available to St. Charles Parish to continue the program and avoid significant increased costs,” said Contract Monitor Chandra Sampey. “Ultimately, due to issues within the global recycling industry, it has become no longer feasible to provide recycling collection for our residents with costs spiking nearly 250% and rising.”
Drop sites are located at:
• East Bank Bridge Park - 13244 River Road, Destrehan, LA 70047
• West Bank Bridge Park - 13825 River Road, Luling, LA 70070
Before recycling, make sure to remove all food and liquid from bottles or cans. Rinse them and remove caps. Items do not need to be sorted but should be placed together in a bag or box.
Materials accepted include plastic containers (numbers 1-3 and clear drink bottles), white or colored paper, cardboard (without food residue), paperboard (including cereal boxes), newspapers with inserts, shredded paper in bags, magazines, phone books, junk mail and steel, tin and aluminum cans.
Materials NOT accepted include glass, plastic shopping bags (these may be recycled at local stores), aerosol cans, pots and pans, furniture, toys, Styrofoam, hardback books and paper napkins, cups or plates.
Residents may call (985) 331-8604 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.