DONALDSONVILLE, La. — Free public recycling is returning to Ascension Parish.

Parish President Kenny Matassa said Wednesday that the recycling center will reopen on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WAFB-TV reports the center, located in Gonzales, was closed at the end of 2016 because of abuse. Workers reported of the hundreds of tons of material dropped off at the center, only 20 percent was actually recyclable.

Items accepted for recycling include: cardboard, junk mail, magazines/catalogs, newspaper, paperback/telephone books and scrap paper.

Items not accepted include: batteries, building materials, chemicals, electronics, glass, hazardous items, household garbage, oil/oil filters, paint, plastic bags, tires and yard waste.

For more information call 225-450-1506.

Information from: WAFB-TV,

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