Changes to Garbage / Recycling / Green Waste

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Garbage must be put out Monday night and not Tuesday morning. Pickup times may vary! Sometimes starting a lot earlier than usual due to the shuffling of employees during the COVID-19 Event. Recycling on Hold The Town of Abita Springs has received notification from Coastal Environmental Services concerning recycling services in St Tammany Parish. Effective immediately all resources will be utilized to make sure garbage is collected. This will be the primary focus. With the increased volume, there is a potential risk if garbage is not collected. With this goal in mind Recycling Collection is suspended. All recyclables placed at the curb will be dumped with garbage. Bulky

COVID-19 Update - Grocery Stores, Pharmacies, Restaurants, Etc.

We are in constant communication with local grocers and food vendors and restaurant owners. This is in an effort to keep a constant finger on the pulse of the food chain for our citizens. Here are some tips we suggest: Grocery stores are open and restocking every day. They are working diligently to keep up with the demand for goods. Citizens can help by being deliberate in their shopping. Buy enough for a week or two of needs for your family. This allows the grocers time to restock product and get them to the most people in the most timely manner. Pharmacies are open. Restaurants are open for drive thru and curbside pick up only. Please try to visit them once or twice a week. If everyo

COVID-19 Update

We know that many of you are home and doing some Spring cleaning, completing home projects or just doing regular sanitizing more often in an attempt to keep the virus out of your home. Please be aware of what you are flushing down your toilets including wipes which can get in the lift stations and cause issues. Please dispose of those in a trash receptacle instead. If you are doing projects around the home do not rinse containers out into the storm drain. The chemicals could end up in our lakes and rivers. When putting trash in your can please use bags to contain the trash. Our garbage handlers sometimes come in contact with your trash and when you fill a can without a liner they are more li

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