Paper, plastic, aluminum cans, and cardboard.
To sign up for recycling, visit the Customer Service department or the Ruston Recycles page at www.rustonrecycles.com to fill out an application.
You should contact the Public Works department at (318) 242-7703.
You should place your container out the evening before your scheduled service day.
If you have very large boxes or items you need to recycle, you may bring them to the drop-off location at the Public Works Complex. The City of Ruston also offer Hazardous Household Waste Day every second Saturday of the month. Items such as paper, plastic, cardboard boxes, 10 cans of paint, 5 tires without rims, chemicals in their original container with original labels on them, and batteries may be brought.
All debris piles should be place on the side of the road, not under cable or power lines, and well away from mailboxes, gas/water meters, gates, and vehicles.
Yes. All tree limbs, grass, loose leaves, pine straw, and hedge trimmings should be placed in one pile. Items such as sofas, household goods (white goods), and bagged leaves should be placed together in a separate pile. Appliances should also be in their own separate pile.
No, the contractor and/or homeowner is responsibility to have such items removed.
No, the City of Ruston do not pick up any of those items.
Due to new regulations from our parish landfill, you can no longer bag these items for pickup with loose leaves and limbs. All leaves and pine straw in bags must be placed with other household trash to be picked up.
No, you do not have to call in. The Solid Waste department run routes every day to collect debris and notes any visible piles ready for pickup.
You call may the Public Works Complex at (318) 242-7703
You should call Public Works at (318)242-7703 to report this and a work order will be created for you.
Yes. You would have to sign up for our recycling program and pay the fees associated with this.
Yes, you may visit the City of Ruston website 24/7 and click on “Report a Problem”. After submitting a form, someone will get in contact with you. (https://www.ruston.org/report-a-problem)
Yes. All containers need to be placed out with the wheels facing the house (opening facing the street) and free from any nearby mailboxes, light poles, fire hydrates, cars, extra garbage, and gates.
You should only place household garbage inside or your container.
Your pickup day moves to Wednesday of that week. (See City of Ruston website for holidays.)
Items such as furniture, HOT coals from a grill, bulky items, and wood.
You should place your container out the evening before your schedule day. (Ex. Monday pickup should place out Sunday evening and Tuesday pickup should place out Monday evening.)
You should the call the Public Works Complex at (318) 242-7703 and a work order will be created for you. The work order will be worked on the days that our missed curbside are worked on.
Interested in Recycling? Click here: Ruston Recycles
Questions about solid waste collection? Contact us at 318-242-7703.
Bring your household hazardous items the 2nd Saturday of each month to 2609 S. Farmerville St. 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Materials accepted are:
NOTE: Styrofoam is NOT recyclable and we do not accept glass items.