POSTED: Monday, April 15, 2013 - 6:00am
UPDATED: Monday, April 15, 2013 - 6:04am
PRAIRIEVILLE, LA — Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced Wednesday 13.7 tons of recyclable materials were collected during the first four months of this year’s Ascension Parish Recycling Road Show.
“We’re really excited that parish residents are using the Recycling Road Show,” said President Martinez. “This is a worthwhile program and residents have kept more than 13 tons of materials out of our parish landfills.”
The Recycling Road Show takes place on the first Saturday of every month at the Wal-Mart Parking lot from 9:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m.
Ascension Parish Environmental Manager Don Hysell said residents dropped off about 4.2 tons of recyclable materials in January, 3.1 tons in February, 3.2 tons in March and 3.2 tons in April.
Hysell said residents in 156 cars showed up for the April 6 event. He said volunteers assisted the residents with loading of materials into the recycle truck.
“We have a dedicated group of volunteers who believe in the importance of taking care of the environment and keeping Ascension clean and green,” Hysell said. “Their help is invaluable.”
Hysell said the next Recycling Road Show is scheduled for Saturday, May 4 at the Prairieville Wal-Mart location.