WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will grant Louisiana $4,979,199.00 from his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) for solid waste infrastructure. The City of New Orleans will receive $3,982,000.00 to expand its current residential curbside recycling program and develop a 10-year Solid Waste Master Plan. The City of West Monroe will receive $997,199.00 to expand covered space and storage for receiving, processing, and storing recyclables, and provide equipment to enable the city to accept and process additional waste.
“No one wants to see trash in the streets, rivers, and lakes in Louisiana. This infrastructure funding will help keep our communities healthier for our children and cleaner for all,” said Dr. Cassidy.