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City of Ruston

Online Bill Pay
Online Bill Pay

The City of Ruston is now offering an On-line Bill Pay service.  This service allows you to pay your utility bill with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or a bank debit card or checking account.  There is a $2.50 per transaction fee associated with this service. Learn more. 

If you are looking for a “green” alternative to receiving a paper bill in the mail, we offer e-Billing service.  Signing up is quick and easy.  To sign up for e-Bill service contact the customer service office at 318-251-8675, or email us at customerservice@ruston.org to request additional information.

Louisiana Peach Festival
Louisiana Peach Festival

Louisiana Peach Festival, presented by Squire Creek Country Club, set for June 27-28 Peach Perfect! The 2014 Louisiana Peach Festival presented by Squire Creek is the fourth weekend in June. The theme this year is Peach Perfect! The festival fun begins on Friday, June 27 beginning at 5 p.m. At 6:30 p.m. in Ruston’s historic Railroad Park, you’ll hear the “southern, country, rock” sounds of Louisiana Swamp Donky, then get ready for an 80’s experience with The Molly Ringwalds at 8 p.m. Peach Fest includes approximately 200 artisans and vendors, all in one location! You’ll find merchandise and re-sale vendors at Trenton Street Marketplace on the front lawn of the Ruston City Hall, and hand-made arts and crafts both inside and outside the adjacent Civic Center. Trenton Street Marketplace and the Civic Center are open Saturday only. Louisiana Peach Festival comes with a Peach Perfect event for everyone!

Household Hazardous Materials Monthly Collection
Household Hazardous Materials Monthly Collection

Household Hazardous Materials monthly collection is held every second Saturday of each month.  Residents and businesses can recycle all paper products along with fluorescent light bulbs, tires, batteries and white goods.  The City of Ruston and Lincoln Parish sponsor this free event at the Public Works Complex from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 am.  The Public Works Complex is located at 701 East Tennessee Avenue.  If you have any questions, please contact Environmental Services at 318-242-7703 or email publicworks@ruston.org.

Outdoor Warning Sirens
Outdoor Warning Sirens

Thirteen new tornado warning sirens have been installed in the city limits of Ruston.   "Hopefully it will provide the citizens of Ruston a level of safety. In the event a disaster, storm or other emergency occurs we can alert them more effectively," says Mayor Dan Hollingsworth. Monthly audible testing will be performed on the first Wednesday of every month at 11:00 AM. This test will NOT be performed if there is threatening weather in the area.

The following factors will trigger the warning siren activation, which should be followed with voice instructions or additional information:
 
 • The National Weather Service issues a severe thunderstorm warning;
 • The National Weather Service issues a tornado warning or tornado emergency;
 • Law Enforcement or other trained spotters report approaching catastrophic weather such as tornado, high winds with debris, or very large hail;
 • National Emergency as issued by Presidential order;
 • Local acts of terrorism, hazardous chemical release, or any event requiring evacuation of a specific area as authorized by law enforcement, fire services, Homeland Security, or other State/Federal agencies.

Warning siren locations

Hazardous Material Collection Day 2014
Hazardous Material Collection Day 2014

The once a year Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day is scheduled for May 17, 2014 at the North Louisiana Exhibition Center located about 6 miles north on Hwy 33 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Residents may bring numerous items for disposal/recycling.  This free event is sponsored by Lincoln Parish and City of Ruston. For more information contact Kevin McGivney at 318-242-7700 or email environmental@ruston.org.

Hazardous Waste Day flyer