The Solid Waste Division of the Public Works Department provides garbage and trash collection and wood waste processing services for the City of Lake Charles. Garbage and non-burnable items collected from residences are taken to the Jeff Davis Landfill or the Waste Management Transfer Station. Burnable items are incinerated at the Wood Waste Processing Facility.

Solid Waste Division Responsibilities

  • Furnish once-a-week garbage container collection.
  • Provide container maintenance and repair on all city-supplied-and-owned containers with 24 hours of reported request.
  • Provide collection of trash and yard waste from residences a minimum of four times monthly.
  • Provide a citywide collection of white goods from residences when required.
  • Operate a wood waste processing facility for the general public.
  • Enforce the provisions of Chapter Nine of the Code of Ordinances for the City of Lake Charles.