Zachary announces new bulk waste service

The city of Zachary is offering a new bulk waste collection service bimonthly, beginning Sept. 1, a news release said.

Lionel Boudreaux Trucking has been contracted with the city to provide curbside pickup two times a month to residential and small commercial businesses.

“To better serve the needs of the public, the City of Zachary has entered into a separate contract to pick up tree limbs, leaves, white goods, and furniture curbside,” Mayor David Amrhein said.

According to the contract, the provider has scheduled pickup of bulk waste for residents and small businesses north of Main/La. 64 on the first and third Mondays of each month. Pickup for locations south of Main/La. 64 will receive service on the first and third Tuesdays.

This service is only authorized to pick up 6 cubic yards per household/business, including tree limbs and trunks not exceeding 45 pounds in weight or 6 feet in length; green waste that is prebagged; leaves; flowers; stalks; stems and tree trimmings; white goods; furniture; or other waste that does not fit inside containers. Bulk waste pickup excludes construction debris, tires, auto parts and garbage.

Collections will not start before 6 a.m. or continue after 8 p.m. on the same day. For information on bulk waste pickup, contact Lionel Boudreaux Trucking Customer Service Line at (225) 217-0455.

Waste Management will continue to serve as regular household garbage and recycling provider and operate as normal.

Coronavirus testing postponed

The free coronavirus testing from Baker in partnership with Southeast Community Health Systems scheduled for Aug. 28 was postponed. Watch alerts from the city to see when it is rescheduled.

Auction and pet first aid classes planned

MustLuvDogs is looking for businesses that would like to donate items to its annual Facebook auction, which will be on Labor Day, Sept. 7.

To donate, call (225) 229-1172.

MustLuvDogs also is hosting a Virtual Pet CPR and First Aid certification course with Red Cape CPR Training. Two dates are available: Sept. 16 and Oct. 4. Both days will meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. via Zoom.

The four-hour class will discuss symptoms of illness; taking vital signs; maintaining wellness in dogs and cats; how to manage injuries; and CPR for pets.

The class fee includes a digital manual, two-year certification in pet first aid and CPR, as well as several checklists.

Register at Space is limited. Cost is $70, with $5 of the fee supporting MustLuvDogs.

Pet attendance is encouraged. Children under 12 can sit in the class for free with a registered student. 

Deadline nears for census

Door-to-door census employees are already out in communities in the area. If you would prefer to not answer a person at your door, respond on the internet or by phone soon. The deadline to complete the form is Sept. 30.

On the internet, visit By phone, English and Spanish operation hours are from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. every day. The English phone line for the 50 states and Washington, D.C. is (844) 330-2020. The Spanish line for the same area is (844) 468-2020. Visit the web or a library to find the phone numbers for the numerous other languages in which the census is available.

Send news and events for the Zachary area to by noon Friday or call (225) 388-0731.