This Friday coming will officially start the 2023 Mardi Gras weekend in Southwest Louisiana and Lake Charles. There are parades, gumbo cookoffs, children's parades, Lundi Gras with Keith Frank at Cowboys night club, and the big Krewe Of Krewe's parade on Tuesday, February 21st.

With that being said, the city of Lake Charles has announced that they will observe the Mardi Gras holiday and will be closed that day. That means that there will not be ANY garbage pickup for that day.

So if you are a resident in Lake Charles and your trash gets picked up on Tuesdays, then you need to know that your scheduled pickup day and times will be changed.

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According to Katie Harrington with the city of Lake Charles,

Trash and garbage normally picked up on Tuesday will be rescheduled for pickup on Wednesday, February 22, 2023.

Monday, Thursday, and Friday routes will remain on their regular schedules.

All Recycling stations, including the Team Green Recycling Truck and the Incinerator, will not be open on Tuesday, February 21, 2023. They will resume regular operating hours on Wednesday, February 23, 2023.

Lake Charles City Hall and all other services of the Department of Public Works will also be closed on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, and will resume regular working hours on Wednesday, February 22, 2023.

Have some fun this weekend for Mardi Gras but be aware of your trash pickup times in Lake Charles.

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