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16001 Samuels Rd.
Zachary, LA 70791
(225) 389-4813 Office
(225) 389-4838 Fax
7 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F; 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sat.;

William Patrick
Solid Waste Manager
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Solid Waste Division
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Welcome to the
Department of Public Works
Solid Waste Division

Over the last 50 years, Municipal Solid Waste has become an important environmental concern. There are five aspects of Solid Waste Management:  Administrative, Financial, Legal, Planning and Engineering.

We are here to ensure that all aspects are covered in an efficient and timely manner. With our new Automated Garbage service, we hope to better the process of picking up your trash and keep Baton Rouge a clean city we can be proud of.

Effective Monday, October 17th the North Landfill will be open to the public. Garbage may be dropped-off between the hours of:

7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday - Friday;
7 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday;
CLOSED - Sunday;

Free to EBRP residents with proof of residence (driver’s license, water bill, etc.)

16001 Samuels Road, Zachary, LA 70791


Automated Garbage Collection

For all Automated Garbage and Recycling Service Issues

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the scheduled collection times?

Garbage and recycling carts must be placed at the curb by 5 a.m. for pick-up on the scheduled service day. Carts should be removed from the street in a timely manner.

What items can be placed at curbside for collection?

Bagged household garbage including food waste and trash. No household hazardous waste (paint, chemicals, thinner, batteries, electronics). Cart lids must be closed, overflowing carts will not be collected, and move any vehicles blocking the street on collection day.


Keep It Clean, Keep It Green, Cart Smart Baton Rouge!