St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Leaders Against Litter Kicks off Spring Beautification Efforts

Leaders Against Litter Kicks off Spring Beautification Efforts

Monday, March 26, 2018

St. John the Baptist Parish –Parish President Natalie Robottom and Council will join the Keep St. John Beautiful Committee at Tuesday night’s Council Meeting to proclaim April as Keep St. John Beautiful (KSJB) Month. To kick off beautification efforts, Parish President Natalie Robottom, Judge Sterling Snowdy, KSJB Committee Chairman Greg “Za” Maurin and numerous community leaders led the anti-littering efforts with the Leaders Against Litter Golden Litter Grab last Friday morning. Sponsored by Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, the group picked up large bags of litter along Belle Terre Blvd and Airline Highway in LaPlace.

On Saturday, April 21, 2018 clean-up efforts will continue during the Annual Spring Clean Sweep which will consist of a parish wide clean-up day involving many government agencies, neighborhood associations, civic groups, schools, and churches. The Spring event will kick off at 8:30 a.m. at the Thomas F. Daley Memorial (Hwy 51) Park with distribution of garbage bags, gloves, trash clamps and t-shirts. All groups, organizations and individuals are invited to join us on this morning for cleanup and supplies will be provided.

In appreciation of cleanup efforts, free food, refreshments, and music will be provided following the clean-up activities on April 21st. Groups and individuals wanting to participate and volunteer are asked to sign up in advance at or contact Terri Abadie at the Parish office at 985-652-9569. Groups needing service hours are welcome.   

In addition, St. Charles and St. John the Baptist Parishes industries will host the annual Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2018.  The goal of this event is to provide households an opportunity to properly dispose or recycle materials that are inappropriate for curbside pickup including paint, tires, used oil, batteries, scrap metal, appliances, electronics, etc. The collection location in St. John the Baptist Parish is at the Plaza LaPlace Shopping Center at 1921 Airline Highway in LaPlace, also known as the New Wine Ministries parking lot.