Final recycling event for 2018 this Saturday, December 8th
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller
AMITE---Tangipahoa Parish Government's Litter Abatement program will hold its final recycling event for 2018 this Saturday, Dec. 8, for residents to drop off their recycling materials in Roseland and Hammond.
Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller said the recycling program is open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the TPG public works offices on US 51 in Roseland and on W. Pleasant Ridge Road in Hammond.
THE FOLLOW ITEMS ARE ACCEPTED:
Plastics: Plastic bottles that have #1 through #7 inside the triangle shaped recycling symbol located typically at the bottom of the container. Beverage bottles, food containers, detergent bottles, shampoo bottles, prescription bottles, baby wipe containers, household cleaner containers, bleach bottles, flower pots, and buckets with handles removed.
Metal: Aluminum, tin, and metal alloy beverage, food, and pet food cans, metal lids. Labels do not need to be removed.
Cardboard: Corrugated and paperboard boxes, drink cartons, shoe boxes.
Paper: Junk mail, coupons, white or colored paper, gift wrap, envelopes, paper grocery bags, catalogs, magazines, newspapers, paperback books, telephone books, shredded paper.
THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE NOT ACCEPTED:
Plastic bags, Styrofoam, bubble wrap, plastic film, household garbage, yard trimmings, woody waste, building materials, tires, batteries, clothes hangers, soiled paper (tissues, diapers, paper towels, etc.), toys, 6-pack rings, chemical containers, packing material, plastic wrap, pizza boxes, waxed cardboard, aerosol cans, take-out food containers, photos, hard cover books, carbon paper, rubber bands.
Saturday's recycling event will be the final one offered for the 2018 calendar year. Typically, the parish offers recycling on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month; however, Recycling and Litter Abatement will be closed on Dec. 22 in observance of the Christmas holidays.
The next regularly-scheduled recycling event will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019.
On a related subject, the parish’s community service litter abatement program has concluded for 2018 and will resume operations on Jan. 5, 2019, Miller said.