Recycling Returns To Jefferson Parish In July
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Curbside recycling service will return in Jefferson Parish in July. The program ended almost six years after Hurricane Katrina.
The Times-Picayune reports the parish council directed Chairman Elton Lagasse last week to sign a five-year, $11 million deal with Progressive Waste Solutions to provide weekly pick-up of 18 gallon bins.
Under the new agreement, recycling will cost $1.59 a month for each of the 110,238 households in unincorporated Jefferson and the Town of Jean Lafitte for which the service will be available.
Progressive Waste will have to provide monthly reports of how many tons of recyclable materials it's collecting and shipping to its processing plant in Baton Rouge.
Should that volume reach 120,000 tons a year, the company will have to build a regional recycling processing plant in Jefferson.