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Recycling Office

805 St. Louis Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 389-5194 Office
(225) 389-8332 Fax
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F

Susan Hamilton
Director
recycling@brgov.com

3-1-1 Call Center
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Additional Educational Opportunities
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For Recycling, Garbage & Trash pick-up visit My Government Services, enter address or subdivision & click on "Detail"
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Classroom Activities
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Community Drop-off This document is in PDF format.  Download the free viewer from www.adobe.com
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Contact Information
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Curbside Recycling
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Household Hazardous Materials
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Natural Resources Recovery
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Where to Recycle This document is in PDF format.  Download the free viewer from www.adobe.com
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Paper & Plastic
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American Recycles Day
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Recycle Oil & Antifreeze
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Medical Supplies
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Reduce Junk Mail
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Catalogs
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Smart Shopping
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Seasonal Collections
Blue Bullet Christmas Tree
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Special Services
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Yard Smart Earth Wise
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Where to buy Recycled Products
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Paint Pointers

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Keep Baton Rouge Beautiful External web link not maintained by City of Baton Rouge

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Welcome to the
The Baton Rouge Recycling Office
 


Recycling Drop-off
For Apartment Tenants and Small Businesses This document is in PDF format.  Download the free viewer from www.adobe.com
(January 2016)

Recycling's goal is to maintain or exceed the state mandated goal of 25% reduction in land filled solid waste through design, implementation, management, and promotion of innovative waste reduction programs in East Baton Rouge Parish.

To report a missed recycling pickup, to order a recycling cart or to repair or replace a cart contact the 3-1-1 Call Center or 389-3090.


The Louisiana State Police is partnering with the DEA for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30th.

It's an effort to help local residents rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Medications may be brought for disposal between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on April 30 to the Louisiana State Police troop location nearest you. This service is free and anonymous and is a great opportunity for those who have accumulated unwanted or unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of them.

For Year Round Prescription Medication Disposal

For Year Round Prescription Medication Disposal

Why can’t I just flush leftover medicine or throw it out with the trash? This document is in PDF format.  Download the free viewer from www.adobe.com

Drug Disposal Locator Tool: http://www.awarerx.pharmacy/dispose-safely/disposal-sites


Earth Machine Compost Bin and Kitchen Composters

Thank you for all of your Compost Giveaway Submissions. We are planning a Compost Bin Sale for Late Summer/Early Fall. The date will be posted as soon as it is finalized. Please check back with us here for updates.



2007 Beth Brown Boettner Award
"Outstanding Public Education"
National Recycling Coalition Educating East Baton Rouge Parish Residents
on Waste Reduction, and the City’s “
Single Stream Recycling Program.”
 

Electronics Recycling

Recycle your old computer and electronic equipment! The Capital Corporate Recycling Council External web link not maintained by City of Baton Rouge is a Baton Rouge nonprofit designed to tackle the problem of the tens of thousands of computers, cell phones, etc. that will become “obsolete” in our community. Give your stuff a second chance at schools, non-profits, and in the community while protecting the environment. CACRC WILL ACCEPT: Computer hardware, Computer Accessories (keyboards, mice, speakers, etc.), LCD monitors, printers, telephones, telephone systems, security systems, cell phones/bag phones, beepers, networking equipment, fax machines, circuit boards (of any type), processors, telephone and computer cable, uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS), toner cartridges, and ink jet cartridges. CACRC WILL NOT ACCEPT: televisions, stereos, CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) monitors, appliances, or furniture.

If you would like additional options for donating or recycling old computer and other electronic products go to the EPA External web link not maintained by City of Baton Rouge electronics recycling resource page.

Red Stick Freeuse Network

The Red Stick FreeUse Group External web link not maintained by City of Baton Rouge is a non-profit “Free Use” group for the Baton Rouge area. Check this group for information on how to connect with people who are offering or seeking items such as furniture, clothes, appliances, plants books, etc.

How Are We Doing?

East Baton Rouge Parish has steadily increased recycling collections, meeting or exceeding our state-mandated 25% waste reduction goal since 1994. Our goal is to continue to increase the percentage of materials diverted from our landfill. You can help by recycling at the curb, reusing what you can, buying products with less packaging, composting leaves and yard waste or using them for mulch, and buying products made from recycled materials and that can be recycled.

What We Recycle!

Commodity Recycling Chart This document is in PDF format.  Download the free viewer from www.adobe.com

East Baton Rouge City-Parish Cumulative Recycling Bar Graph Report 1989-2012 This document is in PDF format.  Download the free viewer from www.adobe.com Combined Commercial & Residential Landfilled vs Recycled Tonages

East Baton Rouge Parish Cumulative Recycling Report 1989-2012 This document is in PDF format.  Download the free viewer from www.adobe.com
Total Landfill, Total Recycling Chart

Recycling Staff
Contact us by email: recycling@brgov.com

Susan Hamilton at: shamilton@brgov.com
Turishcheva Coleman at: tcoleman@brgov.com
Richanne Caraway at: rcaraway@brgov.com