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Recycling Information for St. Charles, St. John and Nearby Parishes

(For your convenience, we've added the hyperlinks to the various organizations and resources.)



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Excellent site where you can enter your location and the material you want to recycle.
Detailed, useful recycling information.
Louisiana DEQ Recycling Web Page
LDEQ/Programs/Recycling – Provides detailed information on Louisiana resources, specifics on Recycling, Waste Materials and Projects. Includes a recycling directory for La.
Comprehensive information, including resources specific to Louisiana. Best place to browse for environmental guidance.
The Green Project
“The Green Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creatively promoting and encouraging environmental sustainability in New Orleans. We recycle building materials and paint, deconstruct homes and salvage usable materials.” Warehouse: 2831 Marais Street; Hours: 9-5 daily.
This site provides information on The Green Project, one of the best recycling success stories in New Orleans. Here you can donate or purchase building supplies, latex paint.
New Orleans Area Recycling Guide – Jan 2008
“Guide… initially compiled by The Green Project and Tulane students…auspices of the Office of Service Learning..Office of Environmental Affairs.”
Local recycling guide prepared in 2006 post-Katrina, subsequently updated in 2008.
Parish web sites Jeff. Parish Env. Affairs –
Guideline for unincorporated Jefferson Parish includes acceptance of tires, automotive fluids (including gasoline) and car batteries at two locations. See end of document.
This writeup includes location and hours of drop-offs for Jefferson residents on David Drive and Lapalco Blvd.
Parish web sites - St. Charles Parish - Recycling dropoff events Events held monthly on 1st or 2nd Saturday.
Parish web sites - St. John the Baptist Parish - Web site shows eight recycling drop off locations.  
The Recycling Foundation
“…has been providing recycling services in south Louisiana since the early 1990's. We are a full service commercial and residential recycler. The Recycling Foundation currently holds the curbside recycling contracts for East Baton Rouge Parish.”
This company has provided recycling support for events in Jefferson and St. Charles. Paper, Plastic, Aluminum, Cardboard, Metal.
Best Buy – Provides convenient and essentially free recycling for used electronics. No receipt required. Free, although if you have a CRT you’ll pay a small fee for which you’ll immediately receive a store gift card.
Capital Area Corporate Recycling Center, CACRC
“The CACRC is a nonprofit designed to … reuse discarded computers for schools, nonprofits, low income families, the general public, while recycling the electronics that cannot be fixed.”
Excellent option to repurpose your computer, making it available for schools, other needs.



Batteries, Rechargeable, Cell Phones:
This website provides a search feature to find local businesses that will accept used cell phones and rechargeable batteries for recycling.
Sears, Radio Shack, Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Lowes, Home Depot, K-Mart, Battery World, Office Depot, etc. accept these items.
Batteries, Automotive: Return for credit when you get a new battery.  
Compressed Gas Cylinders
These can be returned to dealers and retailers. Look for the storage cages where these items are sold, such as home improvement stores. See LDEQ link for details.
“LP-Gas retailers and tank exchange vendors are required to accept the cylinders from consumers and pass them on to the major dealers.”
Electronics: Convenient options to recycle electronics are now available in our area!
Check out the Best Buy link for convenient, essentially free recycling of electronics.
Office Depot charges a small fee for “Tech Recycling Boxes.” Also there are non-profit organizations like CACRC that will repair or reuse computers. These recycling programs are free or have a minor charge, depending on the items. Check the links.
Thanks to Best Buy’s program, residents can now recycle used electronics whenever they visit a store.
CACRC runs a program to repair donated computers for schools, nonprofits and low-income recipients.
Fluorescent Lamps – Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL). Compact Fluorescent Lamps are accepted at Home Depot service desks.
For straight lamps: HHMCD
Home Depot accepts CFLs for recycling.  
Glass – no local recycling options known at this time.  
Home Medical, Medicines: LDEQ guidance and FAQ’s on disposal of used needles/syringes, medicine, broken thermometers and dressings/dialysis filter material.  

Oil, Used – Collection points are provided at

  • Parish – Two dropoff locations in Jefferson
  • Commercial -- Most companies that change oil will accept the used oil, but check with them first.
  • Company locations -- Several companies have programs for their site employees.
Oil-based paint, solvents HHMCD Events
Paint (Latex, water-based) Green Project in N.O.
Pesticides, Herbicides HHMCD Events

Scrap Metal: Jefferson Parish has two dropoff locations for Jefferson residents.

Jefferson Parish Drop Off Points on David Drive and LaPalco (West Bank)

Tires: Jefferson Parish has two dropoff locations for Jefferson residents.

 Jefferson Parish Drop Off Points on David Drive and LaPalco (West Bank)