Recycling - **This program has been temporarily suspended**

The City of Shreveport began the recycling program in 2011. Our program is unique in the fact that it is a Single-Stream Curbside Recycling system that requires each customer to put the recycling items in the cart provided for collection without requiring the customer to separate them. This is an easier process for the customer. Recycling collection has been temporarily suspended.

There is a small fee for recycling, of $2.50, that is added to the water bill of residential and commercial customers in Shreveport.  This fee appears on the city water bill as "recycling." The fee is used to cover the cost of collecting the recyclables and not for the processing or transportation of them.

Recycling is good for the environment and will help offset the landfill operation if the people of Shreveport recycle. Current studies show that 70% - 80% of household trash can be recycled and by reducing the amounts going into our landfills we are helping to sustain our environment for future generations.

Recyclable Items

Any items 1 through 7 on the recycling scale are collected in our recycling program. A symbol, like the one pictured below, will usually be on the bottom of the container that identifies this item and which category it is in.
recycling numbers symbol
To make things a little easier here is a list of what you can and can't put in your blue recycling cart. In most cases recycling items are light but in the event you have a lot of books and or catalogs to recycle please remember not to exceed the 50 pound weight limit of your cart. 
Food Waste
Corrugated Boxes
Yard Waste
Furniture / Appliances
Office Paper
Telephone Books
Automobile Parts
Shopping Catalogs
Garden Hoses
Aluminum Cans
Paint Buckets
Steel Cans
Plastic Drink Bottles
Construction Materials
Plastic Milk Jugs and Juice Boxes
Aerosol Spray Cans
Washing Detergent Bottles
Mail Rocks / Bricks / Dirt

If you have a question or concern about your recycling collection you may contact:

Public Works - Solid Waste

Office 318-673-6300

Backdoor Recycling Collection

Backdoor 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:

Public Works-Solid Waste
Attn: Rhonda Paul
1731 Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA 71103

Commercial Recycling Collection

The City of Shreveport provides recycling services for businesses that have a small amount of recyclables. We do not have dumpsters, our customers are provided one (1) 64 gal. recycling cart, additional carts can be delivered upon request. There is no fee for additional carts. All items for disposal must fit inside your blue recycling cart, nothing outside or on top of the cart will be picked up. This includes items such as boxes and other bagged recyclables.

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

Public Works-Solid Waste
Attn: Rhonda Paul
1731 Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA 71103

Once service is established the 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.

Hazardous Waste Collection

The Solid Waste Division, in cooperation with Shreveport Green, sponsors a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event. Call Shreveport Green at 318-219-1888 to schedule an appointment to drop off items of this nature. Residents are encouraged to bring all of their toxic waste to the collection site for proper disposal. Waste accepted includes, but is not limited to:
  • Herbicides
  • Paint
  • Pesticides
  • Used motor oil
  • Other common household hazardous materials
We also accept old car batteries and used tires. For more about Shreveport Green and their programs please visit their web site Shreveport Green.

Additional Information

Pictorial of Recycling Items
Versión en Español - pictórica de artículos reciclables
Recycling Map
Recycling Changes
Public Works Calendar