In an effort to help local flood victims, Winneshiek County Recycling in Iowa is accepting flood-damaged items, such as furniture, carpet and appliances. The recycling center employees are working around the clock to help manage item drop-offs.
The recycling center plans on staying open to accept flood-damaged items until the drop-offs come to an end.
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People are still cleaning up from the mess left behind by flood waters and a recycling center called Winneshiek County Recycling is helping people dispose of their flood damaged items.
People have had to remove furniture, carpet, appliances and more from their homes and businesses. The recycling facility usually just handles recycled items, but it's been turned into a temporary spot for people to take all of their flood damaged items.
“You wake up to a flood in the morning of course and you're in a state of shock and they just start pitching it and wanting to get rid of it,” Winneshiek County Recycling employee Terry Buenzow said.