Long lines of people drove through the department's headquarters on J. Allen Daigre Drive, with some lined up even before the gates officially opened at 9 a.m., New Iberia Recycling Coordinator Geri Frederick said.
"People have been here starting at 7:30-8 a.m.," Frederick
in the collection effort were dozens of volunteers from the New Iberia Fire Department, the New Iberia Public Works Department, the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office and the New Iberia Kiwanis Club
Kiwanis Club members were giving surveys to residents who they drove into the facility, Frederick
said, in order to help gauge the items that were being dropped off.
The survey also collected the ways that people knew about the event, with 80 to 85 percent of those surveyed saying that they had heard about it through a newspaper story or newspaper advertisement, Frederick