The City of Lake Charles and Team Green of Southwest Louisiana are continuing their "Keep Greater Lake Charles Beautiful” initiative, the annual Residential Trash Bash is scheduled for Saturday, April 21, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at Chennault International Airport. The Trash Bash provides a greener, healthier, and safer way for all residential customers to properly dispose of their garbage. It also keeps the community beautiful in the process, and it’s free!

Residents are encouraged to bring items like "electronic devices, products containing mercury including fluorescent light bulbs, confidential paper shredding, all battery types, antifreeze, clothing, sofas, motor oil, and paint – labeled recyclable and reusable latex, oil, white goods, appliances and recyclable items including paper, plastic, aluminum and cardboard,” said a press release from the City of Lake Charles.

Items NOT Accepted:

Chemical household waste
Scrap iron
Ammunition or explosives
Asbestos materials
Freon items
Medical waste
Propane Tanks

The order for participants loading disposable items into their vehicle or trailer should be as follows: Paint, Oil and Anti-Freeze (55-gallon drums not accepted), Trash, All Battery Types, Mercy, Trash, Recyclables, Electronics, Confidential Paper Shredding, Trash, Reusable Items (clothing, sofas, other). Paint should be the first item loaded, and the last to come off the vehicle or trailer. Also, no pre or post-dumping is allowed.

Call 491.1481 for more information, or email, and log onto

Directions to Trash Bash: Participants traveling east or west on J. Bennett Johnston Avenue will turn south onto Merganser St. and follow directions to the entry point and keep moving. Once there, they will be directed through the unloading stations. Parking is not allowed on Merganser St.

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