Recycle, St. Landry Parish

Creation of District

In 1980, the St. Landry Parish Government, formerly the St. Landry Parish Police Jury, along with the Parish's twelve municipalities, petitioned the Louisiana legislature to create the St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District in accordance with 1979 state law which required the clean up of all open dumps by January, 1986. 

The District operates with funds generated by 8/10 (eight tenths) of one percent sales tax.  This funding provided for the closure of 187 then illegal dumps, house-to-house garbage collection and the initial construction and ongoing operations of the St. Landry Parish Landfill and the St. Landry Parish Recycling Centers.