Recycling Road Show Set for Saturday, January 5 in Ascension Parish
POSTED: Friday, December 28, 2012 - 8:00am
UPDATED: Friday, December 28, 2012 - 8:04am
Prarieville, LA — The Ascension Parish Recycling Road Show will be held Saturday, January 5, 2013 at the Wal-Mart store in Prairieville. A recycling vehicle will be stationed in the parking lot from 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
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.
According to The Daily Green, a consumer’s guide to green from Goodhousekeeping.com, No. 1 plastics, called PET or PETE (polyethylene terephthalate), are the most common plastics for single-use bottled beverages. This plastic is inexpensive, lightweight and easy to recycle. It poses low risk of leaching breakdown products. Recycling rates remain relatively low (around 20 percent), though the material is in high demand by remanufacturers.
Number 1 plastics can be found in soft drink, water and beer bottles; mouthwash bottles; peanut butter containers; salad dressing and vegetable oil containers and oven-able food trays.
Number 1 plastics can be recycled for Polar fleece, fiber, tote bags, furniture, carpet, paneling, straps, and sometimes new containers.
Number 7 plastics are found in three- and five-gallon water bottles, 'bullet-proof' materials, sunglasses, DVDs, iPod and computer cases, signs and displays, certain food containers and nylon.
For more information about the Recycling Road Show, call (225) 621-5753.