Ouachita Green

Stuart Hodnett

Saturday, November 4th, Ouachita Green is hosting a local America Recycles Day Drop Off event. This event will be held at the Monroe Civic Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ouachita Green will be accepting tires, office papers, magazines, household appliances, scrap metal, computer accessories, and plastic containers. They will also be accepting Goodwill donations such as clothes, shoes, accessories, and working electronics. 

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Saturday, September 9th Ouachita Green is bring the community together with one purpose: to clean. This year's Ouachita Water Sweep will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. across Ouachita Parish.


Ouachita Green is always in the business of keeping Ouachita Parish clean. This weekend, in affiliation with Keep America Beautiful, they are promoting the Great American Clean Up. Saturday, March 18th, community members are invited to help clean up the community from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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Ouachita Green's vision of keeping the community Green and Clean continues as they get ready for their Christmas Tree Recycling event. This service to the community will last from December 26 to January 6. 

The Christmas spirit is all about giving back. Through recycling live trees instead of throwing them away, one can give back to their community and environment. Recycling the trees also lightens the load of sanitation companies and keeps the trees out of landfills.


Saturday, November 12th is America Recycles Day. Ouachita Green will be accepting donations at the Monroe Civic Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

America Recycles Day is a way to get communities and families thinking about and participating in recycling.

Water Sweep Targets Litter

Sep 6, 2016
Ouachita Green

The Ouachita River is one of the defining natural characteristics of our area. All too often its scenic banks can be seen choked with litter. Ouachita Green hosts a Water Sweep on Saturday, September 10, to deal with this problem. 

Volunteers will meet at one of many staging site scattered along the river between the hours of 9 a.m and 12 p.m. Participants are welcomed to bring their boats, however, Coordinator Stuart Hodnett says that there is plenty that can be done by foot as well.


With flood waters continuing to recede around the area, many residents are faced with the dilemma of disposing of materials that may be dangerous or hazardous to the environment. Ouachita Green is stepping up to help. The organization hosts a Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Law enforcement officers, ULM students, and volunteers will be standing by to unload waste and ensure it is properly collected. Examples of items that will be disposed of are:

Water Sweep On The Ouachita

Sep 11, 2015
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Volunteers and boaters take to the waters and shoreline of the Ouachita River in a water sweep on Saturday, September 19th. 

The 10th annual event is presented by Ouachita Green.  The collaboration includes beautification agencies in Monroe, West Monroe, and Ouachita Parish.  "This effort gives us greater coverage and communication," says Keep Monroe Beautiful Executive Director Gregg Smith.


Ouachita Green, a collaboration of local beautification agencies, sponsors an area-wide campaign Saturday as part of the Great American Cleanup.

Keep West Monroe Beautiful's Courtney Hornsby says residents are encouraged to join the effort Satuday morning at any meet-up location.  "Organizers will be on hand to provide trash bags, grabbers, and other supplies as part of the clean up," she said.  

Registration points include Monroe City Hall, Sterlington Town Hall, Richwood Town Hall, West Monroe Farmers Market, and Ouachita Parish Public Works.