The Ascension Parish Recycling Roadshow planned for Jan. 4 has been moved to Jan. 10, due to the holidays.

The Ascension Parish Recycling Roadshow planned for Jan. 4 has been moved to Jan. 10, due to the holidays.

The event will be at the Prairieville Wal-Mart from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Recycling Roadshow is a Keep Ascension Beautiful initiative in partnership with The Recycling Foundation, Inc., Wal-Mart, Keep Louisiana Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful.
Newspapers, magazines, phone books, scrap paper, cardboard, plastics and metal will be collected in the store’s parking lot. The Ascension Parish Web site,, has a complete list of items that will be accepted.

The event is set to be held on the first Saturday of every month, starting in February.

Ascension Parish Environmental Manager Terance Irvin said volunteers are needed to help with the collection of materials each month. To contact him, call 225-621-5772 or e-mail,

Residents who cannot participate can always bring their materials to the Recycling Center at the Ascension Parish Department of Public Works, located at 42077 Churchpoint Road in Gonzales. Services are available Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Accepted items include: Newspapers, magazines, catalogs, phone books, paperback books, scrap paper, junk mail, white or colored paper or envelopes, cartons, juice boxes, cardboard (no size limit), detergent boxes, cereal boxes, drink cartons, aluminum, tin/bimetal cans and metal lids, plastic food/drink containers with #1 through #7 inside the triple arrows, house cleaner bottles, bleach and detergent bottles, prescription bottles.

Item that will not be accepted include: Plastic bags, glass, household garbage, wood waste or yard trimmings, building materials, automobile tires, hazardous items (electronics, batteries, paint, chemicals, oil and oil filters), soiled papers, wet paper, rubber bands, plastic wrappings, photo or carbon paper, waxy frozen food packaging, take-out food containers, pizza boxes, waxed cardboard, plastic or foil linings, non-food metal items, aerosol cans, wire hangers, plastic caps or lids, six-pack rings and chemical containers.