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The City of Shreveport began the Just Curb It program in 2011 and is still going strong.  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.  The recycling is picked up each week on the same day as the garbage and trash are collected, however there is a separate crew for the collection of recycling.   

There is a small fee for recycling, of $2.50, that is added to the water bill of residential and commercial customers in Shreveport.  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 Just Curb It 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.  If you are concerned that you may have more than this please contact our office and we will assist in finding a solution for your particular situation. 

 Yes No
Newspaper Food Waste
Corrugated Boxes Yard Waste
Cardboard Furniture
Magazines Appliances
Office Paper Tires
Telephone Books Toys
Shopping Catalogs Automobile Parts
Aluminum Cans Garden Hoses
Steel Cans Paint Buckets
Plastic Drink Bottles Batteries
Plastic Milk Jugs and Juice Boxes Construction Materials
Washing Detergent Bottles Aersol Spray Cans
Glass Bottles Wood
Mail Rocks, Bricks, Dirt

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

Pratt Customer Service
Office 1-888-347-7288 
Between 7am - 4pm CS

The customer service representative will be glad to help you.

Backdoor Recycling 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:

Public Works-Solid Waste
Attn:  Monique Bruns
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 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 to 318-673-6320 or mail it back to:

Public Works-Solid Waste
Attn:  Monique Bruns
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 BFI and 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

Caddo Parish Public Works & Bossier City Recycling Programs
The City of Shreveport only collects garbage/trash/recycling for those that live inside the city limits.  If you live outside the city limits here is some information that might be helpful to you.

The Caddo Parish Public Works department operates a system of drop-off recycling and solid-waste stations in rural parts of Caddo Parish.  Call 318-226-6936 for locations and schedules of operation.

The Bossier City Public Works department operates a recycling drop-off station at Tinsley Park. Call 318-741-8409 or 318-741-8461 for information on that center.

Additional Information
Pictorial of Recycling Items
Versión en Español - pictórica de artículos reciclables
Public Works Calendar 

Contact Us
Fred Williams picture
Fred Williams

1731 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA  71103

Ph: 318-673-6300
Fax: 318-672-6320

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
City of Shreveport, Louisiana