Creation of the District

Creation of the 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 the 1979 state law which required the clean up of all open dumps by January of 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. 


Nine Commissioners are appointed to oversee the St. Landry Parish Solid Waste District.

The commissioners are appointed as follows:

  • Four commissioners are appointed by parish work districts
  • Four commissioners are appointed by the various municipalities, and
  • One commissioner is appointed by the St. Landry Parish Municipal Association

The commissioners serve staggered four-year terms. The Commission hires an Executive Director to oversee the operations of the District.

To see the current commissioner list please visit the Commission section of the website.


Location:       417 Solid Waste Road, Washington, LA 70589

Office Phone:  337-826-5211

Office Fax:      337-826-7951

Hours of Operation:

Monday thru Friday: 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm.

Sunday: CLOSED

Recycling Centers (Two locations)

Opelousas Location: 2717 W. Landry Street, Opelousas, LA 70589

Phone Number:        337-942-9576

Fax Number:            337-942-9577

Hours of Operation

Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Eunice Location: 450 North C.C. Duson Drive, Eunice, LA 70535

Phone number:   337-457-1366

Fax number:       337-546-6671

Hours of Operation:

Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.