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Public Safety Notification System


Launched in 2007, Nixle provides an open communication forum that connects public safety, municipalities, schools, businesses and the communities they serve. Nixle enables real-time, two-way communication through text, email, voice messages, social media, and the Nixle mobile app.

The Nixle notification system is relied on by over 8000 agencies, fire and police departments, schools, hospitals and is now available in a business version! Organizations use Nixle for critical situations such as Severe Weather Events, Evacuations, Safety Hazards, Security Threats, Facilities Problems, Employee Notifications, and IT/Telecom Disruptions.

Information! Nixle keeps you up-to-date with relevant information from your local public safety departments & schools.

Surplus Property

The City of Ponchatoula uses a live auction process for the sale of surplus property. Items for sale can be viewed by visiting Henderson Auctions. Auctions change often so please be sure to visit this site frequently.

Please view each item for specific details.

Garbage & Recycling

Garbage & Recycling

Residential garbage is collected twice a week; Monday and Thursday on the WEST side of the railroad tracks, Tuesday and Friday on the EAST side of the railroad tracks. One container per residence is provided and maintained by AMWASTE. Additional containers may be purchased from AMWASTE, or you may use your own container.

Residential recycling is collected city-wide once a week on Wednesday. One container per residence is provided and maintained by AMWASTE. If you do not want your recycling bin, please call City Hall at 985-386-6484 to schedule a pick-up.

Acceptable Recycling Items – Please place these items loose in the container.

  • Aluminum cans:  Cans shall be rinsed to avoid health and nuisance problems.
  • Paper:  Clean, unsoiled newsprint‐type paper, magazines, catalogs, gift wrap, paper bags, junk mail, white or colored paper, envelopes. No bound books, paperbound/wrapped in plastic, rubber bands, or photos.
  • Plastics:  PET, HDPE, and PVC containers should be rinsed and caps removed.
  • Tin Cans:  Steel food containers should be rinsed prior to placement in the recycling bin.

** No glass or styrofoam accepted**

Missed Pick-ups:  Call 985-878-9998 to report missed pick-ups.

Closures & Holidays: AMWASTE cannot make pick-ups when the Tangipahoa Parish Landfill is closed, either for holidays or severe weather. Pick-up days will be pushed back one day, including Saturdays, to make up for holiday closures.

Visit or call (985) 878-4403 for landfill information.

732 East Railroad Ave
Independence LA 70443
Phone: 985-878-9998

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