What can I put in my recycle cart?
Newspaper, magazines, scrap paper, cardboard, glass, plastics with a 1-7 inside
the recycle arrow, milk cartons, juice boxes, detergent refill containers,
aluminum cans, tin cans, steel cans, bi-metal cans and metal lids. See the Curbside Recycling Guidelines
What time should I put out my recycling cart?
It is best to put your recycling cart out the night before your cart is to be
picked up. Route pick up begins at 5 a.m. each morning.
Which day should I set out my recycling cart?
Recycling occurs in your area on
one of your scheduled garbage days. Visit
My Government Services for Recycling, Garbage, and Bulky Trash & Yard Waste Collection Days.
What should I do if the recycling truck accidentally
misses my weekly pick-up?
Call the East Baton Rouge Parish
Citizens Service @ 311 or 389-3090 to report the missed pick-up.
Can I recycle large corrugated boxes?
Yes, large corrugated boxes can be flattened and placed on the ground next to
your recycling cart. This includes very large boxes, such as, appliance boxes.
Remove any packing materials, styro foam and straps.
Can I recycle magazines, junk mail, newspaper inserts, and phone books?
Yes, just put these items loose in your recycling cart. These materials are
collected along with other paper materials here in Baton Rouge.
What happens to the recyclables after they are collected?
Recyclables collected at the curbside and monthly drop-off are transported to
the Waste Connection, Inc. at 7923 Tom Drive. At the recycling facility or MRF, materials are
sorted and baled, and shipped off to be processed into new recycled products
such as newspaper, paperboard, insulation, carpet, plastic lumber, construction
materials, tin and aluminum cans.
Why should I buy recycled products?
By purchasing recycled products, you are creating a market for the materials you
set out at the curb. The recycling industry also creates jobs; according to a
2002 survey, over 300 jobs are associated with the recycling industry in East
Baton Rouge Parish. Buying recycled products boosts the economy while reducing
pollution; saving landfill space; and conserving natural resources, energy, and
water. Please, buy recycled products and close the loop.
Where and when is the monthly recycling drop-off for
apartment dwellers and small businesses?
Apartment dwellers and small
businesses can recycle using the monthly drop-off. Recyclables are collected on
the third Saturday of each month. Apartment
dwellers and small businesses can drop off their recyclables 24 hours a day, 7
days a week at Waste Connection, Inc.
located at 7923 Tom Drive, Baton Rouge, La. or call 225.925.3442. Check our Community Drop-off page or download Recycle Rouge Round-Up flyer learn more.
When is the next Household Hazardous Material Collection Day?
The East Baton Rouge Recycling Office currently conducts two Household Hazardous
Material collections a year, one in the Spring and one in the Fall. Visit our Household
Hazardous Materials Collections Day page for the events and a list of acceptable and non-acceptable materials.
How do I dispose of paint, batteries, motor oil, propane tanks, etc.?
These materials are considered household hazards and must be disposed of
properly. Our Household Hazardous page to
learn more about proper disposal.
Where can I buy a compost bin?
Check back for Recycling's postings for Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale held
annually. Compost bins can be purchased on line from Garden Supply companies or
from garden supply catalogs. Also check with your local Garden Center or
Hardware store, they may be able to order one for you.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Recycling Office also has designs for compost bins
that you can build out of simple materials at home. Visit our
Yard Smart, Earth Wise page to find out how to build one or call our office
at 389-5194 for a copy of the designs.
My office or business wants to recycle, what should we do?
Office recycling and business waste reduction practices are great ways to
streamline operations and protect the environment. The recycling office can
provide information for businesses to perform internal waste audits. Businesses
can then contract with a local waste hauler for recycling services.
Recycling Office website
is also a good resource for both businesses and residents interested
in recycling and waste reduction.
EBR Recycling Contacts