Bayou Vermilion Paddle Trail

This virtual map takes you on a tour of the Bayou Vermilion, including 73 locations along the way. A picture is provided for each location along with information for that particular spot. There is a map pinpointing the specific location you are viewing. First location, #1 starts at North Landing I-10, the northern most public access to the Bayou Vermilion in Lafayette.  Along the tour you will come across many locations; campsites, museums, canoe launches, restaurants, lodging, and much more. On the map there are icons that associate with the location being viewed. There are meanings for each icon which can be determined by viewing the about tab. See locations #13, #14, and #15 to view St. Martin Parish’s beautiful Lake Martin. The tour will come to an end at location #73, Maxie Pierece Grocery located in Abbeville. While on the Bayou Vermilion you can view your current position on this site when connected. For those traveling on Bayou Vermilion, want to access to locations on Bayou Vermilion, or just to get information on this body of water this site is a perfect place to start. Click the link above to start your virtual tour today.

St. Martin Parish Hazard Mitigation Plan 2014

This plan continues the process of updating the St. Martin Parish Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) to address the following: 1) reflect existing conditions with the natural, human, and built environments; 2) formalize revisions to risk assessments and mitigation strategies the lessons learned from hazard events that have occurred during the 2010 plan update; and 3) to make the parish more resilient to future hazards.

Click here to view the St. Martin Parish Hazard Mitigation Plan 2014

Grand Opening of Exhibit in St. Martinville  

Louisiana Bicentennial Exhibit- The city of St. Martinville cordially invites you to its Louisiana Bicentennial Exhibit-Becoming Louisiana: The Path to Statehood opening at The Maison Duchamp Global Center, Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 3:00 pm.  This exhibit details the purchase and admittance of Louisiana to the Union through Statehood.  It is the result of collaboration between exhibition curator, Herman Mhire, graphic designer, Kate Ferry, and historian, Charles Elliot.  The exhibition documents the roles Louisiana’s unique geography and cultural history played on its path to becoming the 18th state of the Union.  It will be on display from Wednesday through Saturday from 10am to 3pm until June 30th.  RSVP the Tourism Office by June 6th at 337-394-2233.  For more information, click here.

Parish system mandatory solid waste collection and disposal ordinance is now in effect.

Please click HERE to view St. Martin Parish Government's SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL ORDINANCE.

If you have any questions, please contact us at this email address:

Collection of Bulky Waste Materials

Bulky Waste is defined as

Solid Waste consisting of White Goods, loose brush, furniture, and other like materials (other than Construction Debris, Waste Tires, Agricultural Solid Waste, Dead Animals, Offal Waste or Stable Matter, all of which are excluded from the definition of “Bulky Waste”), whose shape or size or weight precludes its containment in a container.

Loose Brush must be bundled; and individual Bulky Waste material may not exceed 35 lbs. in weight. Bundle of loose brush needs to be securely tied together forming an easily handled package, not exceeding four feet in length or 50 lbs. in weight.

Collection of Bulk Waste is scheduled for the second and fourth week of the month.

If your Bulk Waste is not picked up on the collection day listed above please contact Waste Management at 1-800-284-2451 option 4 is customer service

You are needing a large collection of items? Waste Management does provide service of dumpsters, and collection of Bagster Bags. Service information is provided on their website

Recycling in St. Martin Parish

Recyclables are defined as

Recyclable materials including: aluminum cans, newsprint, plastics, tin cans, cardboard and other like materials, generated by Residential Units. All Recyclables shall be placed in a Recycling Bin for collection.

Recycling Bin is an 18 gallon container provided by Waste Management. Any Recyclables that does not fit into the bin provided can be placed in a personal can, beside bin, for pick-up.

Collection of Recyclables is scheduled for once a month.

Solid waste collection on Monday or Tuesday = Recyclables collected on the first Wednesday of the month.
Solid waste collection on Wednesday = Recyclables collected on the second Wednesday of the month.
Solid waste collection on Thursday = Recyclables collected on the third Wednesday of th month.
Solid waste collected on Friday = Recyclables collected on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

If your Recyclables are not picked up on the collection day listed above please contact Waste Management at 1-800-284-2451 option 4 is customer service.

Holidays: New Years Day, Mardi Gras, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Contractor may decide to observe any or all of the above mentioned holidays. Collection shall be accomplished on the following business day after such holiday.

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Residents of Catahoula celebrated a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the Clayton Boudreaux Park Improvements.