Push to end illegal dumping in Opelousas

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St. Landry Parish leaders say illegal dumping has gotten out of control in and around Opelousas.

Mayor Julius Alsandor tells News 10 there is now an initiative to make sure the city and the rest of the parish stays clean. It’s a collaborative effort between the parish, the city and the St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District.

Just this Tuesday, Solid Waste picked up five tons of tires: an equivalent to 10,000 pounds.

Wednesday, they’re expected to pick up 10,000 or 12,000 pounds more.

Alsandor adds they’ll be working with police and the sheriff’s office to enforce the no dumping law.

And St. Landry Parish President Bill Fontenot, says this enforcement will only be possible alongside St. Landry Parish Solid Waste.

“Their administrative staff, who are experts at knowing the law, can help the mayor and I guide us to where to look for these incidents,” Fontenot said. 

If you have waste to dispose of, or want to report an illegal dumping site, you can contact Solid Waste.

The landfill is located at 417 Solid Waste Road in Washington, La. Their number is 337-826-5211.

For a collection service you can call Waste Connections at (337) 942-4031. 

There is no charge to St. Landry Parish residents for collection service.

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