Parish has three new recycling bins for public use

The Vermilion Parish Solid Waste Facility has added three new recycling drop off centers throughout the parish to be used for public recyling drop offs.

One bin was added in Maurice near the police station on Lastie Street. This location is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. seven days a week.

A second bin was added behind the Abbeville Meridional at the Main Fire Station in Abbeville. The bin is in between the Knights of Columbus hall and the fire station.

A third bin was added to the Fire Station near Walgreen’s Pharmacy on the Hwy. 14 bypass in Abbeville.

Residents can drop off their recyclables at one of these bins, as well as at one of several schools that are also participating in the recycling efforts.

According to Solid Waste Superintendent Ricky LeBlanc, recycling in Vermilion Parish “is growing as we have picked up another 14,720 pounds of recycling goods since March 24.”

LeBlanc said in the week of April 6, “we recycled 480 cubic yards of “white goods” appliances, which weighed 84 tons. That is 84 tons of waste that we kept out of the landfill!”

Also added to the program are six new schools to receive the recycling bins. Those six are Dozier Elementary, Herod Elementary, J.H. Williams Middle School, Kaplan Elementary, North Vermilion High School and Seventh Ward Elementary.

LeBlanc said school dumpsters are for individual school’s personnel use, including teachers, students, and parents of students only. They are not for the general public.

For a comprehensive list of what goods can be recycled, please visit http://www.obviously.com/recycle/guides/common.html.

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