Holiday waste drop-off locations, curbside pickup dates in surrounding parishes

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Holiday waste such as Christmas trees, wreaths, lights, ornaments, wrapping paper and more can be dropped off or picked up through a recycling program in Louisiana.

Trees must have all lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments, nails, stands, and other non-organic items removed.

The following locations will have drop-off or curbside pickup for holiday waste:

Ascension Parish

  • Drop-off – Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Rd, Gonzales, LA from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from December 28th through Sunday in mid-January.
  • The drop off location will be the unpaved parking area on the left side as you enter the main gate.
    For more information, call 225-450-1506. (Exact dates may vary from year to year – so call them!)

East Baton Rouge Parish

  • Christmas tree curbside recycling program will begin January 7th with service scheduled to run through January 19th.
  • The Christmas tree curbside recycling program is available for all East Baton Rouge Parish residents, with the exception of residents inside Baker and Zachary city limits as these cities operate under separate recycling collection service agreements.

EBR residents can drop off items at the following locations from December 26th through January 31st:

  • Independence Park – 7500 Independence Avenue, B.R.
  • Highland Road Park – 14024 Highland Rd, B.R.
  • Memorial Stadium: Grassy lot near the corner of Scenic and Foss
  • Flannery Road Park – 801 S. Flannery, B.R.
  • Pecue Wood Recycling Facility – 9544 Pecue Lane, B.R.
  • LSU – Skip Bertman Drive (lot across from Vet School)

Tangipahoa Parish

Trees can be dropped off starting in the first week of January.

Drop off locations:

  • Hammond Maintenance Facility, 18104 Hwy. 190 in Hammond (next to Piggly Wiggly Super Market) (Hours: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, starting December 26th through the end of January)
  • Southeastern Sustainability Center, 2101 North Oak Street in Hammond (Hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday -Thursday and 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday, starting January 4th through the end of January)
  • Middendorf’s Restaurant in Manchac, 30160 U.S. 51, Akers, LA 70421
  • Home Depot and Lowe’s Hammond locations

St. John the Baptist Parish

Curbside trees will be picked up from Saturday, January 4th to January 13th.

For more information about recycling holiday waste, click here.

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