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Natural Resources Recovery

Natural Resources Recovery, Inc. (NRRI) is a locally owned company which began with a vision of making a positive difference in how Baton Rouge handles waste.  Natural Resources Recovery, Inc., currently recovers a number of different materials from waste streams previously buried in the City-Parish landfill.

As the first facility of its type in East Baton Rouge Parish, NRRI's Ronaldson Field has been very well received as a better alternative for waste management. The facility receives materials such as construction and demolition debris, concrete, pallets, wood, and yard waste. These materials are now diverted from the North Landfill that is the Parish's only other landfill and is operated at the expense of the taxpayers of East Baton Rouge.

Support Local Recycling Efforts

Visit Nature's Best Organic Soil Center at 9455 Pecue Lane. Local McDonald's restaurants and Magnolia Mound Plantation are benefiting from the rich organic mulch and soil from Nature's Best and Ronaldson Field.

The Nature's Best Organics Story

In 1999, NRRI Contracted with East Baton Rouge Parish to recycle unbundled wood waste, including brush piles, tree limbs, yard trimmings and Christmas trees produced by residents of the Parish.  Residents are encouraged to place curbside significant piles of these materials to ensure that they are picked up for recycling and not for normal disposal.  BFI brush trucks collect the piles of wood waste and deliver them to Ronaldson Field to be recycled. Natural Resources Recovery, Inc. uses recycled wood and yard waste in proven composting management techniques to create premium soil mixes and mulches. As of October 31, 2002, NRRI has recycled nearly 76,000 tons of wood waste.

The compost base soil mixes and mulches are marketed as the "Nature's Best Organics" product line. Nature's Best Organics can be found in Baton Rouge at Nature's Best Organic Soil Center at 9455 Pecue Lane or at several of our local nurseries and garden centers.  In addition, Lafayette is home to two additional Nature's Best Organic Soil Centers, one at 3198 Moss Street and the other at 6832 Johnston Street, with a fourth location in Paincourtville at the corner of Hwy 1 and 70.