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Garbage and Trash Collections
ScheduleShreveport Collection Schedule
Shreveport and Bossier City garbage and trash collection is picked up once a week with a semi-automated waste pickup system using city provided carts. The carts come in two sizes:
  • 96-gallon wheeled cart
  • 64-gallon wheeled cart.

Additional Cart


Garbage Cart
If one wheeled cart is not enough you may lease an additional garbage cart. The leasing fee is a one time, non refundable, fee of $50. The cart is the property of the City of Shreveport and should never be removed from the address it was given to.  This fee has to be paid in advance before the additional can will be delivered.  Please call 318-673-6300 for more information.

Recycling Cart
There is no fee for additional recycling carts.  All recycling carts are 64 gal. carts.  We only have one size in the recycling carts.

Damaged Cart
If your can has damage to the lid, wheels, and/or lifter bar you can call 318-673-6300 to get these parts replaced.

Residential Customers
All items for disposal, garbage, trash, and recycling must be placed at curbside in the city-provided wheeled cart by 7 a.m. on the day of collection and then removed from the curb by 10 p.m. on the day of collection.

Garbage Collection
Excess waste may be placed beside the cart in boxes, bags or cans but should not exceed 75 pounds. If you use a can other than the ones we have provided these cans must have handles to assit our crews in lifting these containers. 

Yard Waste and Limb Collection
Tree limbs should be cut in four foot lengths and be no more than four inches in diameter then neatly stacked at the curb.  All bagged waste should be placed in 39 gallon yard waste bags and then stacked neatly beside your garbage cans.  These bags should not exceed 75 pounds.  

Bulky Item Collection
 If you have any bulky items such as appliances or furniture please call 318-673-6300 a day before your garbage day so that we may schedule these for collection.

Backdoor Waste Collection
Backdoor garbage and recycling collection is provided free of charge to handicapped residents living alone. A doctor’s certificate is required; please complete the Handicapped Application and fax to 318-673-6320 or mail back to:

City of Shreveport Public Works
Attn:  Lynette Filiano
1731 Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA 71103

Once service is established the resident will need to place their carts in a location that is visible from the street.  The cart can not be in a garage/carport.  The city provided cart must be used to containerize waste. Backdoor collection is for household garbage and recycling only; any yard waste or bulky items will have to be placed at the curbside.  

Commercial Customers
The City of Shreveport provides garbage, trash, and recycling services for businesses that have a small amount of waste.  We do not have dumpsters, our customers are provided one (1) 96 gal. garbage cart and one (1) 64 gal. recycling cart.  All items for disposal must fit inside these carts, nothing outside or on top of the cans will be picked up.  This includes items such as yard waste and boxes.

In order to receive curbside service through the City of Shreveport, you must first complete a Commercial Application  and either fax to 318-673-6320 or mail it back to:

City of Shreveport Public Works
Attn:  Lynette Filiano
1731 Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA 71103

Once service is established garbage, trash, and recycling must be placed at curbside in the city-provided wheeled cart by 7 a.m. on the day of collection and then removed from the curb by 10 p.m. on the day of collection.

Holiday Schedule
Any changes in service due to holidays observed by the City of Shreveport will be posted on the Public Works Calendar.  Listed below are the city observed holidays:
  • New Years Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
    • (The day after Thanksgiving is usually declared a holiday by the Mayor.)
  • Christmas Day


City of Shreveport, Louisiana