Recycling Road Show Schedule To Change, Next Event March 7

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Don Hysell (right), parish environmental manager, is shown loading recyclable items into a contracted recycle collection truck during the parish’s Recycling Road Show at the Prairieville Wal-Mart in March of 2013. Parish volunteers (from left to right) Ron Doofe and Glen Rumfellow (red/grey jacket), along with collection truck driver Tammy Wilson (green shirt), joined Hysell as they unloaded recyclable materials from parish residents’ vehicles.

PRAIRIEVILLE – Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced today the next Ascension Parish Recycling Road Show will be held Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Wal-Mart store in Prairieville. A recycling vehicle will be stationed in the parking lot from 9 a.m. till 1 p.m.

Don Hysell, parish environmental manager for Ascension Parish, said Recycling Road Shows will now take place every other month on the first Saturday at the Prairieville Wal-Mart because there has been a steady reduction of parish residents actually using the event. Event times will continue to be 9 a.m. till 1 p.m.

“We’ve noticed that the monthly participation numbers have practically reduced to half or less since recycling options have been offered to parish residents by their waste removal contractors,” Hysell said.

Hysell said the 2015 Recycling Road Shows will take place on March 7, May 2, July 11, Sept. 5 and Nov. 7.

The types of material being accepted at the Recycling Road Show in Prairieville 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 through No. 7 plastic containers, but no bags, hangers, caps, lids, six-pack rings or chemical containers.

For more information, you may call Don Hysell at (225) 450-1308, or visit