May Recycling Roadshow date set for Saturday in Prairieville

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

The Ascension Parish Recycling Road Show will be held this Saturday, May 7, at the Wal-Mart store in Prairieville. A recycling vehicle will be stationed in the parking lot from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Collection numbers from last month’s April 2 event show more than 6,700 pounds or 3.35 tons of recyclables were dropped off, according to Terance Irvin, parish environmental director. He said 186 vehicles showed up at the drop off location with recyclables.

 The types of material being accepted include:

 •  Newspapers and magazines, including catalogs, phone books and paperback books, mail, colored paper and envelopes. Photos and carbon paper are not accepted.

• Milk and juice cartons, but no wax-coated frozen food packaging or take-out food containers.

• Cardboard, including detergent and cereal boxes, 12-pack drink cartons and flattened boxes.

•  Aluminum, tin or bimetal cans and metal lids, but no aerosol cans or wire hangers.

•  No. 1 or No. 7 plastic containers, but no bags, hangers, caps, lids, six-pack rings or chemical containers.

 For more information, call the Department of Public Works at (225) 621-5730.