Stash the Trash, Neighbor Day set for Saturday

STAFF REPORT @dvillechief

Stash the Trash and Neighbor Day in Historic Donaldsonville is scheduled for Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to noon The fourth year of Stash the Trash events produced by the Donaldsonville Downtown Development District (DDD) and Mainstreet Louisiana invites elected Officials, volunteers, families, groups, churches and merchants to come together for a spring cleaning, recycling and planting day. 

The DDD and Mainstreet Louisiana are recruiting school groups, neighbors, churches and local businesses to take part in a “fun morning of fellowship and community pride building.”

“This event is not only about cleaning up the merchant district, but about helping neighbors clean and recycle goods from their yards,” DDD Executive Director Missy Jandura said.

Tractors will be on hand to assist neighbors in disposing of old metal, trash, bicycles, tires, and others.

Partners of the event include: the City of Donaldsonville Donaldsonville High School JROTC and the Louisiana Development Ready City Committee (LDRC). The LDRC will be sponsoring Spring Annuals and planting in the planters down the Railroad Avenue. 

This event will give the community a chance to properly dispose of tires in the sponsored Tire Recycling Trailer. The Trailer will be open on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will located behind City Hall. You can be fined for throwing tires in the trash.

Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council  (CACRC) will be at Louisiana Square for electronics or computer recycling. If a business has a large cache of materials to recycle, this is the “perfect time to coordinate drop off.”

Items that are recyclable include: computer hardware, computer accessories (keyboards, mice, speakers,), laptops, telephones, telephone systems, security systems, cell phones/bag phones, DVD Movies and Video games, MP3 Players, XBoxes, Playstations, Wii, Digital Cameras and Digital Video Recorders (DVRs), stereos, networking equipment, fax machines, circuit boards (of any type), processors, monitors and computer cables, Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS), printers, toner cartridges, ink jet cartridges, Portable Navigation and GPS Devices (Garmin, Magellan, Tom-Tom).

The recycling program continues with the inaugural Donaldsonville Bayou Bargain Day, a Community Trash and Treasure Sale, that is set for May 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Jandura said local Mainstreet merchants will be open, regular hours, for Mother’s Day Deals and some will have sidewalk sales.

“Bayou Bargain Day will host neighbors with garage sale items at the parking lot of Community Acceptance at 317 Railroad Avenue.  Neighbors are welcome to sell their Garage Sale items with pre- registration and a $25 donation, collected at the end of the event. 10X20 space allowed. No food vendors,” Jandura said.

Stash the Trash Volunteers and Companies with large amounts of electronic recycling needs should call 225-323-2555 by April 24, for planning purposes.