Natural resources such as oil, coal, trees are precious to human survival. This is why an integrated push for recycling is so important. We encourage citizens to go beyond recycling paper and plastic. Through our outreach programs, we inform them of various household items that can be reused or recycled and of the local companies that accept them. It's important for us to help divert these items from the city's already stretched landfill... and it's just the smart thing to do!

Shreveport has a single stream recycling program for all citizens. Listed below are all items that can and can't be included in the blue cans. Citizens should set their blue cans out on their regular garbage day. If your recycling is not picked up in a timely manner, you should call the City of Shreveport's Public Works Department @ (318) 673-6300 or vist their website @ for more information. If you need to know about specialty items, check out our recycling guide.

Can Be Recycled

  • Newspaper
  • Corrugated Boxes
  • Cardboard
  • Magazines
  • Office Paper
  • Telephone Books
  • Shopping Catalogs
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Steel Cans
  • Plastic Drink Bottles
  • Plastic Milk Jugs
  • Washing Detergent Bottles
  • Glass Bottles
  • Mail

Can NOT Be Recycled

  • Automobile Parts
  • Garden Hoses
  • Paint Buckets
  • Batteries
  • Construction Materials
  • Aerosol Spray Cans
  • Wood
  • Rocks
  • Bricks
  • Dirt

Many of these items are hazardous waste materials and must be disposed of properly. Shreveport Green does eight Household Hazardous Waste collections each year. Click here for more information on household hazardous waste materials and collection dates.

Recycling Pickup

If there is a problem with your recycling pickup, please go to the City's website On the left hand side of the page is a place to Report Concerns. Click that and scroll down to Recycling and report the problem. Or you may contact the City's Public Waste Department, 673-6300.

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