Recycling pickup within the city of Ruston is expanding to once a week beginning March 2.
The popularity of the program plus the volume of recyclables prompted the switch only a month into Ruston’s curbside recycling venture, city officials said.
“What we’ve found is 75 to 80 percent of our trash is recyclable, so the first and third Thursdays (the original pickup schedule) just wasn’t enough,” Mayor Ronny Walker said. “The volume we’re getting is incredible.”
The controversial Common Core education curriculum and the possible legalization of marijuana are expected to be among the hot-button issues when the Louisiana Legislature convenes next month, local lawmakers said Monday.
“I’m going to fight till I’m dead (any attempt at) trying to reduce the penalties on marijuana,” Sen. Bob Kostelka, R-Monroe, told about 30 people at the local TEA Party legislative forum.
Tuesday afternoon was a historic day as the Lincoln Parish Detention Center broke ground on the first ever garden on its land.
Warden Jim Tuten said the garden will be a benefit both to the inmates and the community.
“During growing season, we’ll be able to supplement our meals with fresh vegetables,” Tuten said.
Tommy Sutton, with the LPDC’s maintenance department, will be in charge of the garden. He said they will grow a variety of vegetables including potatoes, corn, squash, okra, beans, peas, tomatoes and three varieties of watermelon.