City of Zachary

Trash/Recycling Pickup

City Services

Residential Trash/Garbage Pickup and Bulk Waste Collections

The City of Zachary contracts with Waste Management of Louisiana for regular garbage and trash collection. Residential curbside garbage/solid waste pickup is conducted twice a week. Garbage/solid waste includes any useless, unwanted, or discarded materials that are not free-flowing liquids and originate from domestic activities.

Bulk waste collection is provided bi-monthly through a contract with Waste Depot, LLC, for all residents and small commercial businesses. Bulk waste collection for those north of Main Street/Hwy. 64 occurs on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, while those south of Main Street/Hwy. 64 have pickups on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. Each household or business can dispose of up to 6 cubic yards of bulk waste, which can include tree limbs and trunks (not exceeding 45 lbs or 6 feet in length), pre-bagged green waste, leaves, flowers, stalks, stems, tree trimmings, white goods, and furniture. Bulk waste does not include construction debris, tires, auto parts, or garbage. Collections take place between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. For additional information, contact Waste Depot Customer Service at 225-217-0455.

Waste Management and Waste Depot observe Christmas Day as a non-collection holiday. If your collection day falls on Christmas, pickup will occur on the next business day.

Residents may also dispose of garbage, trash, and bulk items at the East Baton Rouge Parish North Landfill, located at 16001 Samuels Road in Zachary. The landfill operates Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents can dispose of household garbage up to four times per month for free. Bulk items like demolition debris or building materials incur a tipping fee of $28 per ton, or $14 for up to 1,000 pounds. For inquiries, contact the EBRP North Landfill at 225-389-4813.

Residential Recycling Pickup

The City of Zachary contracts with Waste Management for residential recycling collection, provided once a week. Pickup days are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday, depending on your residence location. All recyclables must be placed in an 18-gallon green recycling bin, available at the City of Zachary Annex at 4650 Main Street. Mixed recyclables should be put out the night before your scheduled pickup day, as collections start at 5 a.m.

Acceptable recycling materials:

  • Newspapers, magazines, scrap paper, cardboard
  • Glass bottles and jars (clear, brown, and green)
  • Plastics labeled 1-7, milk cartons, juice boxes, detergent refill containers
  • Aluminum, tin, steel, and bimetal cans and metal lids
  • Cereal and cracker boxes (without liners), juice, milk, and cream cartons (rinsed)
  • Wine bottles (rinsed, without top, cork, and foil)

Unacceptable recycling materials:

  • Plastic bags, Styrofoam, bubble wrap, plastic film
  • Household garbage, yard trimmings, building materials
  • Automobile/trailer or bike tires, hazardous waste (electronics, batteries, paint, chemicals, oil or oil filters)
  • Soiled paper products (diapers, tissues, paper towels, paper plates, napkins, pizza boxes)
  • Clothes hangers, toys, 6-pack rings, chemical containers, packing materials, plastic wrap
  • Photos, hardcover books, carbon paper, newspaper delivery bags, rubber bands
  • Waxy frozen food packaging, take-out food containers, light bulbs, mirrors, window glass, drinking glasses, ceramics, Pyrex