Project Front Yard's Plastic Bag Roundup

Earlier this week, I broke down the meaning behind the numbers on plastics and shared how plastic bags are recyclable, although not accepted in curbside recycling programs.

Generally, plastic bags are accepted in bins for recycling at grocery stores like Albertson's and Rouses and department stores like Target. But this year, Project Front Yard is conducting a Plastic Bag Roundup for participating local schools!

Each school started collecting plastic bags last November and are going until this April, just in time for Earth Day. All collected bags will be sent in to be recycled into benches and other outdoor furniture. The school that collects the most plastic wins a recycled plastic bench for their property. Every other participating school gets a recycled plastic planter box.

Project Front Yard gave a collection update in February, and so far, 11 of the 29 participating schools have gathered almost 1,100 pounds of plastic film, which is enough to make eight park benches!

Photo courtesy Project Front Yard 

The challenge educates students on the importance of keeping our city clean and the benefit of recycling, while ensuring that these bags won't end up as litter in our streets, public spaces and waterways, instead being remade into outdoor furniture for people to enjoy!


  • Ascension Elementary
  • Ascension Middle
  • Alice Boucher Elementary
  • Broadmoor Elementary
  • Carencro Heights
  • Carencro Middle
  • Duson Elementary
  • Evangeline Elementary
  • Ernest Gallet Elementary
  • ESA
  • GT Lindon
  • JW Faulk
  • JW James
  • Katharine Drexel Elementary
  • Leo Judice
  • Milton Elementary/Middle
  • Plantation Elementary
  • Prairie Elementary
  • Westside Elementary
  • Woodvale Elementary
  • Acadian Middle
  • Edgar Martin Middle
  • Judice Middle
  • LJ Alleman
  • Lafayette Middle
  • Paul Breaux
  • Scott MIddle
  • Sts. Peter and Paul
  • Youngsville Middle



  • Grocery bags
  • Bread bags
  • Case wrapping (like for cases of bottled water)
  • Dry-cleaning bags
  • Newspaper delivery sleeves
  • Ice bags
  • Wood pellet bags
  • Ziplock and resealable bags
  • Produce bags
  • Bubble wrap
  • Cereal liners
  • Salt bags

Do you want to help a school by donating your plastic bags? Contact Project Front Yard on Facebook to find out how!

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