Bank helps Recycling Roadshow

Staff reports
The monthly Recycling Roadshow was held at the Wal-Mart in Prairieville. Shown back row from left are Kenneth Paul, Recycling Foundation; Terance L. Irvin, parish government; Ronald Doofe, volunteer; front row: Ann Shaneyfelt, KAB; Derek Hedrick; Angela Hedrick, Regions Bank St. Amant; Jesse Hedrick; and Linda Lamendola, Regions Bank Galvez.

The montly Recycling Roadshow took place March 7 at the Wal-Mart in Prairieville.

A large number of Ascension Parish residents have turned out for the first Saturday of the month event, according to Ascension Parish government spokesperson Ami Johnson.

She said the event has numerous “regulars” participating and organizers have been pleased by the continuous increase in newcomers they have seen each month.

“We’re glad this is becoming a staple for the Ascension Parish community. We hope it continues to grow each month,” said Terance Irvin, Ascension Parish environmental manager.

The most recent event saw more than 5,520 pounds or 2.76 tons of recycling processed by The Recycling Foundation’s truck. 

Recycling participants received a free recyclable tote from Regions Bank.

Regions Bank also brought volunteers to the event.

Ann Shaneyfelt, Keep Ascension Beautiful organizer, expressed gratitude for the gift.

“We, Keep Ascension Beautiful, really appreciate their volunteerism and their efforts to help the environment by providing reusable totes,” Shaneyfelt said.

The bank donated 200 green bags to Keep Ascension Beautiful and the Recycling Roadshow.

Irvin said residents can make an impact when they decide to recycle. The Roadshow is designed so residents have no trouble participating.

“The way we’ve organized the Roadshow, most residents need only pull up and open their trunk or hatch and we’ll unload for them, no matter the weather,” Irvin said.

For more information, visit the Environmental Service Department page at

The Recycling Roadshow is a joint project between Keep Ascension Beautiful and Ascension Parish Government.

The Roadshow is sponsored by Keep Ascension Beautiful, Ascension Parish Government, The Recycling Foundation, Inc, Wal-Mart, Keep America Beautiful and Keep Louisiana Beautiful.