City of Zachary

EBR Sewer & Solid Waste User Fees

Utilities Billing

The City of Zachary bills and collects the sewer and solid waste (garbage) fees for the City-Parish.  Any questions regarding these fees should be directed to the City-Parish Service Fee Business Office in Baton Rouge at (225) 389-5378.

Effective January 1, 2016, the sewer user fee rate was increased by 4%.  This increase was approved by the City-Parish Metropolitan Council to fund sewer improvements as mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the LA Department of Environmental Quality.  If your average usage bill does not accurately reflect your current usage, you may contact the Service Fee Business Office at (225) 389-5378 to request a review of your account. 

Effective January 1, 2016, the solid waste (garbage) user fee increased from $19 to $20 per month for all residential households in the parish (excluding the incorporated limits of Baker and Zachary).

Ways to reduce your sewer billing include:

Reduce water usage during averaging months – (Oct, Nov, Dec, Feb, Mar, Apr)
Limit lawn watering
Repair leaking toilets and faucets
Report water leaks to your water company

Solid Waste Assistance Program

Low-income residents that meet eligibility requirements will receive a monthly discount of $4.50 on the solid waste user fee.  Residents receiving the discount must recertify every 12 months.  For information on this program, call (225) 389-5378 or (225) 389-3090, or visit