Abita Springs


Waste Collections Days for the City of Abita Springs is:


As a reminder, we ask that you put your Garbage cart out the night before your scheduled pick-up day or prior to 6:00 am on your scheduled day for service.

An additional cart may be purchased for $85 plus a $20 delivery fee or you can purchase an extra, similar, 85-gallon cart from your local Hardware Store.

For Recycling

Recycling service in all areas starting the week of October 4th. Please remember to put your recycling cart/bin out the night prior to service.

Please remember to remove your recycling cart/bin from the curb once your cart bin has been serviced. If your recycling cart/bin is at the curb on your scheduled garbage day, your recycling cart/bin will be dumped with the garbage.



(Yes, all those Amazon boxes!)
cardboard boxes

Shipping Boxes


  • Mixed Office Paper
  • Magazines/Catalogs
  • Newspapers
  • Shredded Paper *the shredded paper must be in a clear bag.

Envelopes (minus the plastic wrapper)

Plastics - Numbered 1 & 2

If you do not see a 1 or 2 on the plastic – do not put in recycling.

  • Soft Drinks
  • Mineral Water
  • Fruit Juice
  • Cooking Oil
  • Milk Jugs
  • Cleaning Agents
  • Laundry Detergents
  • Bleaching Agents
  • Shampoo Bottles
  • Washing Soap

Plastic Caps

Aluminum Food & Beverage Containers


Plastics – numbered 3-7

  • PVC – pipes, pool liners, supply jugs, twine
  • LDPE – ziplock bag, grocery bags, bread bags, trash bags, six-pack rings, lids for containers
  • PP – diapers, margarine containers, straws, juice bottles, party cups, medicine bottles, sealable food containers, reusable cups
  • PS – plastic utensils, coffee cups, yogurt containers, to-go containers, trays
  • PC – baby bottles, CDS, safety glasses, headlight lenses


  • Ferrous metals, larges sheets for tin or aluminum

Metal Waste - non recyclable

Organic Waste

Food waste or liquids.

Clothes Hangers

No clothes hangers

No Clothes Hangers

Shipping Bags

NO Glass

No glass will be accepted.


No plastic bags.

No Plastic Bags

NO wax board

(juice boxes, milk containers)

No Wax Board

NO hazardous waste

(electronics, batteries, paint, chemicals)

NO soiled papers

(diapers, tissues, paper towels, paper plates, napkins or pizza boxes)

NO aerosol cans

NO aerosol cans

NO aerosol cans


PET 1 includes soda and water bottles, food containers, personal care products, liquid hand soap, and shampoo bottles.

The easiest way to tell what type of plastic you are dealing with is to look
on the item and find the recycling logo with a number inside.


HDPE 2 includes milk jugs, coffee containers, condiment bottles and detergent bottles.

We accepts all HDPE containers but do not accept grocery bags.

If you cannot find a 1 or 2 on the plastic then it is best to not throw it in the recycle bin.

Plastic Recycling Codes


We pick up Green Waste weekly.  Residents may call Coastal Environmental Services directly at 985-781-3171 to schedule a pickup for a large pile.  It may take up to two weeks for removal.

Green waste defined:  Grass, leaves, flowers, stalks, stems, Christmas trees, and tree trimmings that are generated by a Producer and not by a third-party contractor or commercial tree cutter.  Tree trunks and limbs shall not exceed 50 lbs. in weight or 12” in diameter.  Trees, limbs, branches, etc should be bundled and tied.  Leaves should be containerized or bagged.  All of the preceding in a pile not to exceed 15’ long, 6’ wide, and 5’ high.


  • Under Power Lines
  • In Ditches
  • In Driveways
  • In Roadway
  • On Neighbors Property
  • Across Sidewalk
  • Near/On Fire Hydrants
  • On Water Meter Boxes