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Post Date:October 29, 2019 1:20 PM
St. Charles Parish is temporarily suspending all recycling collection throughout the parish. The last scheduled day for recycling collection at our drop sites is November 1, 2019.

The decision to suspend recycling services came after the closure of the New Orleans Recycle facility and concerns of rising costs associated with the collection, transportation and disposal of recycled materials due in large part to the ongoing trade wars.

“We know the importance of having a robust recycling program in St. Charles Parish,” said Parish President Larry Cochran. “My administration will continue to explore every avenue to reinstate recycling collection in the most efficient and cost-effective manner for our taxpayers.”

In 2018, the Parish’s contract monitor began the process of slowly transitioning the parish to the new recycling policy. This started with the closing of five recycling sites and the consolidation to two permanent sites at the East and West Bank Bridge Parks. Effective November 1, those sites will also close.

“The decision to recommend temporarily suspending the recycling program came after an exhaustive search for every option available to St. Charles Parish to continue the program and avoid significant increased costs,” said Contract Monitor Chandra Sampey. “Ultimately, due to issues within the global recycling industry, it has become no longer feasible to provide recycling collection for our residents with costs spiking nearly 250% and rising.”

Residents can bring recycling materials to our drop sites until the last day for collection on November 1. Drop sites are located at:
• East Bank Bridge Park - 13244 River Road, Destrehan, LA 70047
• West Bank Bridge Park - 13825 River Road, Luling, LA 70070