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Dist 11 Newsletter - Tree recycling & Louisiana marathon

We have received a newsletter from Dist 11 representative Allison Gary.   The newsletter contains information about the Christmas Tree Recycling; Recycling Guidelines for Christmas paper & cardboard waste; and information about the January 15th Louisiana Marathon, the course for which will include portions of District 11:


EBR to kick off annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program


Curbside collection starts Jan. 9; drop-off sites open Dec. 26

The 2011-12 Christmas tree recycling program will offer curbside collection of trees this year for East Baton Rouge residents, except in Baker and Zachary. Several drop-off locations will also be available.

Allied Waste will collect Christmas trees placed on the curb between Jan. 9 and Jan. 22.

Christmas trees should be placed at the curb separate from other unbundled trash and woody waste. Residents should remove tinsel, metal stands, lights, and ornaments from trees before recycling them because those items can contaminate mulch and compost.

The following drop-off collection sites will open Monday, December 26, and continue to accept trees through Monday, January 30.

Independence Park, 7500 Independence Blvd.

Highland Road Park, 14024 Highland Road

Kathy Drive Park, off O’Neal Lane by Team Toyota

Flannery Road Park, 801 S. Flannery Road

Pecue Wood Recycling Facility, 9455 Pecue Lane

Scenic Hwy. Wood Recycling Facility, 12601 Scenic Hwy.

LSU, Skip Bertman Drive in lot across from Vet School

For more information, call the Recycling Office at (225) 389-5194 for more information, or visit its web site at


All clean, folded flattened cardboard boxes accepted in the curbside recycling cart. Place inside or next to recycling cart. Wrapping paper may be placed inside the recycling cart.

No tissue paper accepted.

Residents who would like a recycling cart should call (225) 925-3442.

The recycling drop off for apartment tenants and small businesses will be held on Saturday, January 21 at the Louisiana Department of Insurance, 6945 Florida Boulevard, from 8:00 a.m. until noon. Christmas wrapping paper and clean folded cardboard will be accepted. No Christmas trees are accepted at this drop off.


The Louisiana Marathon will be featured on a 26.2 mile course around the LSU lakes, along the river, downtown, on the university campus, and in historic neighborhoods. I’m excited to say that a portion of the race will run through District 11 in the neighborhoods of Goodwood, Goodwood Villa, and Tara.

Runners and spectators will enjoy local music and entertainment along the course. The marathon is scheduled for Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 7:00 a.m. Please feel free to visit the website  for more information on the event and volunteering. You may also contact my office if you are interested in learning more at or 389-5169.

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