Shreveport temporarily stops residential curbside recycling services
The $2.50-a-month recycling fee will be suspended after recycling services are stopped.
SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The City of Shreveport will temporarily suspend curbside recycling services for residents starting Sunday, Oct. 10.
The city’s contract with the company that collects the recyclables, Republic Services, is scheduled to end Friday, Oct. 9.
And Pratt Industries, the company that recycles the materials, has announced that its single-stream recycling facility will be closing Oct. 9. The last day for employees at the recycling facility is Oct. 19.
The city is requesting proposals for collection and disposal of recyclables. Shreveport began advertising its request for proposals last month, with the deadline for submission at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13.
“We are hopeful that we will find a vendor based upon the RFP. Otherwise, recyclables will be sent to Woolworth Road Landfill until we acquire another contract,” CAO Henry Whitehorn said in a news release. “While working to secure a new recycler, the Public Works Solid Waste Department will collect the recyclable materials as trash.”
"We are asking everyone to place all of their waste in the green trash cans until a new contract is in place,” Gary Norman, public works director, said in a news release. “This will help Solid Waste be more efficient in collecting the trash.”
The $2.50-a-month recycling fee will be suspended after recycling services are stopped. Customers with questions regarding recycling are urged to call (318) 673-5510.
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