Recycling Road Show set for Saturday, April 6

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced Monday the Ascension Parish Recycling Road Show will be held Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the Wal-Mart store in Prairieville. A recycling vehicle will be stationed in the parking lot from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

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.

Please note: The Recycling Road Show is a separate event from the 2013 Ascension Parish Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day also scheduled for Saturday, April 6. The Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day event will take place at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center from 9 a.m. till 1 p.m. and is for the collection of household hazardous materials.

For more information about each event call Don Hysell, environmental manager with Ascension Parish at (225) 621-5722, or visit