Survey input sought on proposed Arnaudville immersion school/cultural business incubator                                                                             

ARNAUDVILLE – April 30, 2015 – A residential and business community survey that measures St. Landry and St. Martin parishes’ support for a proposed Arnaudville French immersion school and cultural business incubator is now available for public input.

The survey can be accessed on line at: or by printed copy at Arnaudville and Henderson town halls, and Henderson-Nina Water System office.

The final day for submission of survey is May 22.

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PROJECT FRONT YARD – ST. MARTIN is designed to improve our outdoor spaces.  It pinpoints cleanliness, beautification, and education.  The goal is to encourage and support community members to improve public and private spaces, including waterways, and to promote public art.

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Or call Holli Guilbeau, Compliance Technician, St. Martin Parish Government at 337-394-4798 for more details!

Stay tuned for more exciting news on how to make St. Martin Parish a cleaner, more vibrant place for us all!

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


The TECHE Project’s Wildlife Management Workshop will take place at the new Lions Club facility (150 VFW St.) in Port Barre, from 9:30 am to Noon on Saturday, January 9, 2016.  It is being held just in time to get your nest boxes installed for the spring wood duck and blue bird nesting seasons!  If you’re interested in obtaining and/or managing your own nest box or if you just want to come learn a little about wood duck and eastern blue bird ecology then this workshop is for you.  The workshop will start with a general ecology discussion of eastern blue birds and wood ducks by Patti Holland, Council Member and retired biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Council Member Brent Miller and daughter, Adeline will discuss their first-hand experiences from many years of rearing wood ducks on the banks of the Teche.  The Miller’s will have some of the ducks they’ve raised so that you can get an up-close, live experience of these beautiful birds.  Additionally, there will be tips on how to manage your property to deter nuisance wildlife such as nutria.  Both wood duck and blue bird boxes will be available for purchase, and if you live along Bayou Teche, you can get a free Paddle Trail Sign for your wood duck box displaying the mileage of your spot on the bayou!  Patti Holland says, “This workshop is a great opportunity for those living near Bayou Teche to be part of the ecological improvement of the watershed while at the same time enjoying the fruits of your labor as young birds emerge from their boxes.”

Bayou Teche property owners are the target audience, but anyone who is interested in raising wood ducks or eastern blue birds will benefit from this workshop.  TECHE Project Members get in free, and for non-members, the charge is $10, but you get a discounted membership to the TECHE Project along with that fee. For more about the Wildlife Management Workshop please click the following link:   Wildlife Management Workshop

For ALL of the upcoming events from THE TECHE PROJECT please click on the link:

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

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

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.