Recycling Collection Centers and MRFs


What is a a Recycling Collection Center?

A Recycling Collection center is a facility designed and operated solely for receiving, storing, processing or transferring recyclable materials.


What is a MRF?

A Material Recycling Facility (MRF) is a processing plant for recyclable material.  A MRF is an essential component residential and commercial waste recycling.


TRP's Map of Commingled Residential MRFs in the U.S. 

The Recycling Partnership (TRP) offers a free map of MRFs throughout the U.S. The map uses the definition of a Commingled Residential MRF as being a facility that accepts recyclables separated from trash and then brought in for processing as either single stream or dual stream materials to be sorted into individual commodities and sold to market.


Republic ServicesRepublic Services

7923 Tom Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. (225) 963-9170

Republic Services offers a single stream residential MRF.       

Recycling Basics

Paper & Cardboard- flattened cardboard, newspaper, magazines, office paper and common mail (not contaminated by food, liquid or waste).

Metal Cans- remove paper or plastic labels and clean out any residual material.

Plastic - Can be recycled: hard plastic containers like water bottles, milk jugs and detergent. Cannot be recycled:  flexible plastics like grocery bags, bubble wrap and Styrofoam. 

NEVER put your recyclables in containers or bags.

Follow this link for more information on recycling basics and what to place in your recycling bin versus what not to:




Marck Industries of Northeast LA, LLC Recycling Facility

1500 Arkansas Ave.
Monroe, LA 71201

Phone: 318-325-6025

Marck is a drop off facility and recycling processor. Marck accepts #1 and #2 plastics, paper, cardboard (no glass or metal).



Pratt Recycling

10451 Richard Pratt Drive, Shreveport, LA 71115
(318) 798-2308

Pratt accepts recyclable materials such as all types of paper, newspapers, magazines, catalogs, office paper, books, corrugated cardboard and mail (glass not accepted). The paper and corrugated cardboard collected are used as raw materials in paper mills and recycled into paper products and packaging.



St. Landry Solid Waste Disposal District operates 2 residential drop off centers.

  • Opelousas Recycling Center is located at 2717 West Landry Street, Opelousas, LA 70570. (337) 942-9576.
  • Eunice Recycling Center is located at 450 N. C.C. Duson, Eunice, LA 70535. (337) 457-1336.
    • Items accepted at both locations include cardboard, newsprint, shredded paper, files, magazines, other paper products, aluminum, metal cans, and most plastics.




Waste ConnectionsWaste Connections

500 Seven Oaks Boulevard, 

Bridge City, LA 70094(877) 747-4374

 Disposal/Recycle Guide

   Waste Connections offers a comprehensive overview on what you can recycle and how recycling works.   Their services for Jefferson Parish residents are single stream residential recycling of #1 & #2 plastic  (no glass) .  




West Monroe Recycling Center
409 Lincoln Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Phone: 318-397-3290
Phone: 318-396-2600

The West Monroe Recycling Center is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is a free drop-off facility for the general public.

The Recycling Center accepts: Plastics No. 1 and No. 2, cardboard, aluminum and metal cans. The materials collected are bailed and sent to MARCK recycling to be marketed.




Xpress Recycling buys, processes and sells ferrous and non-ferrous recycled metals acquired from a range of sources at 2 locations.

Xpress Recycling, Inc
1210 Dallas Avenue
Alexandria, LA 71306
Phone: (318) 619-8488
Hours of operation: Monday- Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Xpress Recycling, Inc
5030 Hwy 84 West
Vidalia LA 71373
Phone: (318) 336-5276
Hours of operation: Monday- Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM