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The City of Mandeville started the first curbside recycling program in St. Tammany Parish.  The Mandeville Recycles program, initiated and implemented by Keep Mandeville Beautiful, is taking the curbside recycling program to another level by positioning the City of Mandeville as a leader in the area of recycling in St. Tammany Parish.  The City of Mandeville and Keep Mandeville Beautiful are demonstrating that through creative planning, partnerships and focused leadership that small programs can make a big difference. Mandeville Recycles consists of four focus areas; outdoor recycling at special events, a recycling drop-off site, school recycling and increasing curbside recycling.

Recycling Drop-off Site expanded to two locations.
Due to an overwhelming response to the recycling container in Old Mandeville, in November, 2012 KMB opened a second recycling drop off container on Dalwill Drive in the Rouses parking lot.  In April 2010, KMB opened the only recycling drop off site in St. Tammany Parish.  Located at the corner of Girod Street and General Pershing in Old Mandeville it has been a huge hit with recyclers.  Both containers are opened every day for anyone wanting to recycle.  The container is removed for servicing for two hours very Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning.  If the container is being serviced or is full DO NOT LEAVE ITEMS ON THE GROUND.  Currently, 90 cubic yards are being collected and recycled weekly thanks to Progressive Waste Solutions for their committment to the Mandeville community. The program is a partnership between KMB, Progressive Waste Solutions and the City of Mandeville.  KMB received a $10,000 grant from UPS to implement this program.

Outdoor Special Events Recycling 

 KMB helped to pass a code of ordinance requiring recycling at outdoor events  that are required to have a special event permit.  KMB received a $10,000 grant from Nestle Water Company to purchase portable recycling containers that are loaned to event planners free of charge.   In addition, KMB purchased three permanent recycling containers which are installed at the Mandeville Trailhead. Contact KMB at 624-3165 to borrow recyling bins for your next event.


School Recycling  In the fall of 2010, KMB implemented a paper recycling programin four Mandeville public schools.  The following year the program was expanded thanks to a $7,300 donation from Entergy and a $1,000 grant from America Forest Association.  Currently, twelve schools in Mandeville recycle paper at zero cost to the school.  Participating schools include - Pontchartrain Elementary, Mandeville Elementary, Mandeville Junior High, Woodlake Elementary, Mandeville High, Tchefuncte Middle, Lake Harbor Middle, Cedarwood, Mary Queen of Peace, Our Lady of the Lake, Marigny Elementary and Fontainebleau Jr. High. Now thousands of pounds of paper generated from the schools each month can be recycled instead of thrown in the landfill.  The best part is that the program is completely free to the schools. The inital start up cost were covered by a $10,000 Keep Louisiana Beautiful Community Grant to purchase recycling cans, hallway carts, classroom posters, banners and signs for the schools. Southeast Paper Recycling is collecting the paper in dumpsters at the school site free of charge.  A special thanks to IESI and Progressive Waste Solutions  for supporting Mandeville's efforts to recycle.

Increase Curbside Recycling  
Every Wednesday is curbside recycling day if you live within Mandeville's city limits.  If you are not currently recycling start today!  If you need a bin call Mandeville City Hall at 626-3144 to request one.   Currently, the curbside recycling participation rate in Mandeville is at 33%.  It is our goal to increase this to at least 55%.   KMB received a $5,000 Keep Louisiana Beautiful grant to help heighten awareness and educate the community about curbside recycling. A direct mail piece and refrigerator magnet was mailed to all Mandeville households in April 2011.  Call KMB for an additional magnet.

Additional Information:
Building a Greener and Cleaner Business  Download File
Six (6) Simple tips to a cleaner more effective work place.

Recycle on the Go Event Reporting Form  Download File
Download this three-page "Recycle on the Go" form and guide sheet for your upcoming event.

Recycling Guide Sheet  Download File
What you can and cannot recycle in Mandeville, LA.

Residential Curbside Services  Download File
An easy guide to residential curbside recycling services in Mandeville.

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