Bossier Recycling Center changes hours to prevent illegal dumping of non-recyclable items

By Paul Ploumis

BOSSIER CITY, La. — Bossier City announced a change in the hours of operation at the Recycling Center located at 3301 Old Shed Road. The new hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon, according to Bossier City PIO Traci Ponder.

The facility is no longer open for drive-thru services after hours and on the weekends. The change in hours along with the construction of a new fence was done to prevent illegal dumping that had been occurring at the center.

Non-recyclable trash items were being left at the facility when city employees were not there. Public Works supervisor Dale Keeler said the litter crews and street crew would spend anywhere from two to three hours clearing the trash left blocking the drive through area over the weekend. That trash would then be placed into dumpsters that are charged to the city.

As a result of the changes, the illegal dumping has been greatly reduced, allowing city crews to attend to litter on the roadways and city streets.