Sunday Is ‘America Recycles Day’ – Local Events In Your Parish

BATON ROUGE – Across the state, Keep Louisiana Beautiful affiliates are hosting events for America Recycles Day on Sunday November 15, 2015.

         Organized and coordinated by Keep America Beautiful, America Recycles Day is a national initiative to educate the public, encourage action and increase support and access to recycling throughout the year.

         Here are some of the events and initiatives scheduled for Sunday by Keep Louisiana Beautiful affiliates across the state:

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• Keep Assumption Beautiful

         With the help of Keep Assumption Beautiful, schools in the parish will collect paper products to be recycled from Nov. 10 to 15. Schools will track and collect data on recycling of bottles and cans. They will also collect Mardi Gras beads and clothes to be recycled and reused for the Assumption ARC.

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         Keep Assumption Beautiful will hand out car litter bags containing information about recycling to high school student drivers. And they will invite students to sign recycling pledges to receive a reusable water bottle, car litter bags and a healthy snack. On Nov. 15, Keep Assumption Beautiful board members will hand out car litter bags with information inside about recycling in the community.


• Keep Eunice Beautiful

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         Keep Eunice Beautiful will be holding events for America Recycles Day in downtown Eunice including crafting for kids 8-12 from recycled materials at the Eunice Community Art House. 


• Ouachita Green

         Keep Monroe Beautiful, Keep Ouachita Parish Beautiful and Keep West Monroe Beautiful collectively make up Ouachita Green. They will be hosting a Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle event at Monroe Civic Center on Saturday, November 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

         They will be collecting plastics, paper and cardboard as well as electronic waste such as computers, televisions and cell phones. No oils, paints, pesticides or batteries will be accepted at this event. Those items will be collected during the Household Hazardous Waste Day event to be held in spring of 2016 as part of the Great American Cleanup.


• Shreveport Green

         Shreveport Green its hosting its eighth and final Household Hazardous Waste collection of the year. If you live in Caddo or Bossier Parishes, bring all of your gunky, old paint, oil, tires, antifreeze, etc.

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• Keep St. Tammany Parish Beautiful

         Keep St. Tammany Beautiful is holding the second of two Household Hazardous Waste Days this fall. The second will take place Saturday, November 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Lakeshore Blvd. in Slidell, LA, adjacent to the Northshore Harbor Center.


• Keep Union Parish Beautiful

         Union Parish is recycling electronics throughout the parish for the month of November. Drop off sites include the Farmerville Town Hall, Marion Town Hall, Bernice Town Hall, and other locations. They will also host a “Cash for Cans” event on Hwy. 15, just north of Farmerville to recycle aluminum cans, stainless steel, copper, brass, and batteries.


• Keep West Baton Rouge Beautiful

         Schools in the area are participating in a paper towel and toilet tissue roll collection for reuse. The class with the most toilet paper and/ or paper towel rolls will win a pizza party (one class per school). These rolls will be reused for projects throughout the year as a craft project at summer camps and in school.


         Keep Louisiana Beautiful, Inc. is the state’s anti-litter and community improvement organization focused on education, enforcement, awareness and cleanups. Affiliated with Keep America Beautiful, Keep Louisiana Beautiful’s mission is to promote personal, corporate and community responsibility for a clean and beautiful Louisiana. Keep Louisiana Beautiful is comprised of a network of more than 39 affiliates and 23,000 volunteers in communities throughout the state. 

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