Mother Earth Circle

The old Lakota was wise.  He knew that man's heart away from nature becomes hard; he knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to the lack of respect for humans too.  So he kept his youth close to its softening influence.

Chief Luther Standing Bear

Recycle Guide


Where: Nellie Byers 640 Ave. V
What: Aluminum Cans, Mardi Gras Beads
When: Mon.—Fri. 8:00 am—1:30 pm (drive to the back door—students will unload)
Anytime—put items in the shed located outside the back gate (Ave. W)
Call 735-5216 to arrange for pick up service
Who Profits:
Funds used to support job training program for mentally challenged

Note: Nellie Byers students can be hired for janitorial and lawn maintenance jobs.


Where: Rome’s Recycles
63238 Hwy. 10
What: Metals – all metals, appliance, cars, lawn mowers, tin, aluminum, car batteries
When: Mon. – Sat. 8:00 am – 4:45 pm
Who Profits: Scrap metal – pays you 4.10 per 100 lb. Aluminum - .30 per lb.
(prices on 7/21/2016)

Company owned by Kenneth Rome


Where: Valley Enterprise
1025 S. Columbia St.
What: Metals—all metals except copper
When: Mon. Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 am—5:00 pm Fri. 7:00 am —4:00 pm
Who Profits: Scrap metals—price varies with type of metal
Aluminum cans—.50 per lb.
(prices on 3/6/13)

Company owned by Doug Herington


Where: Choctaw Landfill 22249 Choctaw Rd. Franklinton 985-848-2920
What: Metal - all metals, appliance, cars, lawn mowers, tin, aluminum, metal roofing,
Paper - newspaper, magazines, computer paper, cardboard (even the type used for cereal boxes)

Tires off the rim (limit 5)
When: Mon. – Sat. 7:00 am – 4:30 pm
During daylight savings time they stay open until 5:00 pm
Who Profits: Money generated is put back into the recycling program

Walmart recycles plastic bags. 

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