City Council searching for culprit who contaminated dumpster at recycling center – VIDEO


This is why we can’t have nice things. City Council members reviewed security footage from the recycling center on Mill Street at its meeting Tuesday, May 28.

Yes, there is now a video surveillance system in place to catch anyone trying to dump their garbage where it doesn’t belong! No, crawfish are not recyclable.

The video shows a resident dumping bags of trash in the recycling bins, which contaminates the recyclables inside. So everyone who diligently collects their recyclable items and brings them to the center has done it all for nothing, simply because one person decides to break the rules and ruin it all. But don’t worry. The City is working to identify the culprit who contaminated the recycling bins.

In other news, Council meetings will be held in the municipal building adjacent to the Fire Department for the next 6-7 months while the Arts Center is remodeled.

Other agenda items included:


Declare June 14, 2019 as “Birthday Of The United States Army” In The City 

Declare June 2019 As Rural Farmers Market Month In The City


Approve an appeal of the decision of the Planning and Zoning Commission at the May 7 meeting denying the request for a variance at the following location:  10 Acres located at 5649 Hwy. 1 Bypass for 24 additional parking spaces at Goldman Equipment.


Amend Ordinance No. 64 Of 2001 By Changing Zoning Classification Of Property Located at 421 Texas Street to operate an automobile repair business.


Amend The 2018-2019 Budget To Reflect Additional Revenues And Expenditures.


Approve Acquisition Of A Tract Of Land Situated At 732 Martin Luther King Drive, From Natch Heirs Of Rosetta Stone for $15,000


Enter Into A Maintenance Agreement, Including Mowing And Litter Pickup, With The State Of Louisiana, Department Of Transportation And Development, Office Of Engineering Beginning July 1, 2019 Through June 30, 2020

Execute Change Order No. 2 To The Contract Between The City Of Natchitoches And Ratcliff Construction Company, LLC For The Natchitoches Sports & Recreation Park (Bid No. 0602)

Execute Change Order No. 3 To The Contract Between The City Of Natchitoches And Regional Construction, LLC For The 2017-2018 Street Rehabilitation Program, Phase 2 (Bid No. 0610)


  • The next scheduled City Council meeting will be June 10, 2019

13 thoughts on “City Council searching for culprit who contaminated dumpster at recycling center – VIDEO

  1. On the crawfish dumping in the recycle bin… some years ago the City put out an announcement that dumping crawfish and crawfish boil down street drains was illegal and asked citizens to report it if they see someone do it. I doubt anyone has because people simply don’t believe anything will be done. If you report a neighbor breaking that law nothing will happen to them, maybe a warning not to do it again, and then your neighbor will be mad at you forever.

    Nothing will happen to this fellow either.

    • Had a neighbor turn me in for smoking weed! The cops came arrested me and wanted to know where I bought bit! I told them my neighbor!

      • LOL ! that is awesome.Your neighbor sounds like a “jerk”.
        so you can’t smoke pot at your own house ? He was probably
        jeaous or some stiff police officer.

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