America Recycles Day Media Preview Story & Photo-Op

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 10:45am

Ouachita Green is offering a photo opportunity to area news media as they prepare for America Recycles Day. The photo opportunity will come on Friday, November 3rd from 2:00 pm until 3:30 pm at the Monroe Civic Center, located at 401 Lea Joyner Expressway.  At that time, Ouachita Green will be accepting recyclable electronic items from area governmental agencies as well as place trailers and bins for the next day’s collections. Area news media are encouraged to cover this event and give residents one last notice about this important event. 

America Recycles Day 2017:  Reduce, Re-use, Recycle!

Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to announce the observance of America Recycles Day on Saturday, November 4, 2017.  Area residents will be able to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle during the event at the Monroe Civic Center, located at 401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway in Monroe, LA.  America Recycles Day activities will be conducted in the courtyard and circular driveway, by the fountain, at the Civic Center from 9 am to 1 pm. 

The three area Keep Louisiana Beautiful affiliates, known collectively as Ouachita Green, are sponsoring the event.  This is to promote recycling, as well as to reduce the amount of trash going to area landfills or being placed at roadsides. 

Recyclable items to be accepted include plastics, paper, and cardboard; as well as electronic waste such as computers, televisions and cell phones. People can reduce the amount of waste going to the landfill by bringing white goods such as washers and dryers, tires and scrap metals. The re-use aspect will benefit the Salvation Army with area residents being asked to donate gently used clothing and clothing.    

No oils, paints, pesticides or batteries will be accepted at this event. They can be brought in to the Household Hazardous Waste Day event to be held in the Spring of 2018 as part of the Great American Cleanup

The corporate sponsor for this America Recycles Day 2017 is Astro Industries. Ouachita Green members include Keep Monroe Beautiful, Keep Ouachita Parish Beautiful and Keep West Monroe Beautiful. 

Contacts:  

Greg Smith, Keep Monroe Beautiful

318-329-4983  greg.smith@ci.monroe.la.us 

Wayne Heckford, Keep Ouachita Beautiful

318-355-3517 wheckford@oppj.org 

Courtney Hornsby, Keep West Monroe Beautiful

318-325-1961 chornsby@westmonroechamber.org

 


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