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Waterloo searches for new recycling sites

WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Waterloo is searching for new locations for recycling sites for people to drop off paper, cardboard, plastics and cans.

Only half of the dozen sites once available are still in operation as businesses don't want them in their parking lots.

Waterloo has relied on stores to allow the bins at no cost to the city.

But some customers are abusing the sites, using them to throw away garbage, dead animals, tires and furniture.

Mayor Buck Clark says his office has received "a ton" of calls, e-mails and letters from people who are upset about the dwindling number of recycling sites.

Clark has encouraged people to sign up for the city's curbside recycling and yard waste program.


Online Producer-Chris Becker

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