Two St. Charles Parish natives don’t mind being in a smelly business startup or partnerering up with their high school rival.
Owners Andrew Lassere, a Destrehan High School graduate, and Landon Breaux, a Hahnville High grad, have started LA Can Cleaners where they clean and sanitize dumpsters – residential or commercial.
The two ex-rivals became friends as teammates on the Louisiana Tech baseball team. Both Breaux and Lassere now live in Baton Rouge, with their families.
The business is based in East Baton Rouge Parish, but Lassere said they hope to expand throughout South Louisiana, including St. Charles Parish.
Lassere said there is potential growth with Homeowners Associations requiring residents put cans out of sight in the garage or confined space, which can get pretty stinky in warmer temperatures.
This means residents may need to store their stinky garbage cans in their garage, patio or other confined space.
“We offer the services that basically clean that can out, as well as sanitize and deodorize it,” Lassere said.
The specialized truck used for cleaning has a state-of-the-art design with a commercial grade hot water pressure washer, which sanitizes the cans with 190-degree water. The process is self-contained and environmentally conscious.
“We’re not opposed to coming to St. Charles Parish should the volume call for it.”- Andrew Lassere
Services will begin in Baton Rouge by June, he said. They will be available to residential and commercial customers.
Lassere said they’ve already received a potential customer in Norco.
The specialized truck that can clean the dumpsters is under construction, he said. It is a state-of-the-art design with a commercial grade hot water pressure washer that sanitizes the cans with 190-degree water, and it’s done in a self-contained environment so it’s eco-friendly.