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Students help collect hazardous household chemicals

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Some area kids learned some valuable, lifelong knowledge about keeping their environment clean.

Students from local schools like Central Park Elementary helped out Shreveport Green's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Saturday morning. Members of the community brought in unused and old appliances, paint and other household chemicals for the kids to sort through safely and supervised. The kids learned the importance of keeping chemicals from landfills and were encouraged to keep the environment clean for life.

"If you start early, then you'll want to keep doing it your whole entire life and you'll never want to stop since it's good for your environment," M'Kya Huwitt, a student, said.

In the coming days, the kids will collect recyclables, hold neighborhood clean-ups, as well as plant flowers. Those events will kickoff Keep Bossier Beautiful's "Bag it First" campaign.

 

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