Road show gathers 13 tons of recyclables

Ascension Parish residents dropped off 13.7 tons of recyclable materials during the first four months of this year’s Ascension Parish Recycling Road Show, President Tommy Martinez said.

“We’re really excited that parish residents are using the Recycling Road Show,” Martinez said. “This is a worthwhile program and residents have kept more than 13 tons of materials out of our parish landfills.”

The Recycling Road Show is held the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wal-Mart parking lot in Prairieville.

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 truck for recycling.

“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.”

The next Recycling Road Show is scheduled for May 4.

For more information or to volunteer, call Hysell at (225) 621-5722.