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Residential Solid Waste User Fee Assistance Available in
East Baton Rouge Parish

East Baton Rouge Parish
Office of the Mayor-President

The monthly residential Solid Waste User Fee has increased since 2008 from $15.50 to $20.00.  The new rate of $20.00 became effective January 1, 2016. The City-Parish implemented a Residential Solid Waste User Fee Assistance Program in 2008 for low-income residents.  Residents who meet federal eligibility requirements for energy assistance can receive a monthly discount of $4.50 on the solid waste user fee.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Office of Social Services has an availability of funds dedicated to assist eligible low income households with their energy payments.  All applications are taken on a first come, first served basis according to the names on the waiting list.  To be placed on the waiting list for assistance, please call the nearest Office of Social Services location (see table below) on Friday mornings between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (noon).    Applications are taken by appointment only.

An eligible household is one whose total income is at or below the levels listed in the table below.  Applicants must provide, at a minimum, the following documentation at the time the application is taken:

  • Copies of each household member's social security card.

  • Proof of income of all household members age 18 or older.

  • A copy of an energy bill (must be within the last 6 months).

  • A photo I.D. of the applicant.

  • At least one other document which was mailed to the applicant at the service address indicated on the energy bill and which lists the same address as the service address on the energy bill.

If it is determined that additional documentation is required, the applicant will be notified at the time of application.  Households reporting zero income must provide additional documentation.  All information provided with the application is subject to verification.  Intentional misrepresentation of information may result in criminal prosecution of the applicant and anyone assisting in the misrepresentation. 

Certification of eligibility is good for a 12-month period for the Solid Waste Assistance Program.  Residents must reapply each year.

Household Size Maximum Income
Per Household
Per Month
1 $1,859
2 $2,432
3 $3,004
4 $3,576
5 $4,148
6 $4,720
7 $4,827
8 $4,935
9 $5,042
10 $5,149
11 $5,257
12 $5,364
13 $5,471
14 $5,578
15 $5,686

Office of Social Services LIHEAP Application Sites and Zip Codes Served:

LIHEAP Application Sites:

Centers Phone Zip Code

Central Office
4523 Plank Road
Baton Rouge, LA  70805

(225) 358-4561 70805
(North of Blount Rd.)
(North of Hooper Rd.)

Chaneyville Community Center
13211 Jackson Road
Zachary, LA  70791

(225) 658-9790 70739 (North of Hooper Rd.)

Charles R. Kelly Community Center (Delmont Community Center)
3535 Riley Street
Baton Rouge, LA  70805

(225) 357-5013 70739 (South of Hooper Rd.)
(South of Hooper Rd.)
(West of Joor Rd.)

Dr. Leo S. Butler Community Center
950 East Washington Street
Baton Rouge, LA  70802

(225) 389-4814
(225) 389-4896
(So. of Government St.)

Dr. Martin L. King Community Center
4000 Gus Young Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA  70802

(225) 389-7679
(225) 389-7625
70802 (North of Govern. St.)
(East of Joor Rd.)

Jewell J. Newman Community Center
(North Baton Rouge Community Center)
2013 Central Road
Baton Rouge, LA  70807

(225) 778-1007
(225) 778-0969
70807 (South of Blount Rd.)

Rural Program
5736 Rollins Road
Baton Rouge, LA  70791

(225) 658-7494 70791

For more information regarding this program, contact the Service Fee Business Office at (225) 389-5378 or the 311 Call Center.

Updated 7/22/16