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.
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
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.