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Holiday Gift Wrap, Boxes Flood Recycling Centers

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Cars lined up at one recycling center in Springfield, Mo., before the center’s gates opened after Christmas.

Recycling Centers across the country are being inundated with wrapping paper, cardboard, boxes, bottles and cans now that Christmas has come and gone.

One recycling center in Springfield, Mo., had cars lined up before the center’s gates opened after Christmas. According to an Ozarks FIRST report, cardboard from shipping boxes and presents filled up most bins the quickest, and the roll-off trucks had to make returns about every 45 minutes to clear them out.

Ozarks FIRST has more details:

Now that Christmas is over, it was a busy day at local recycling centers following all the gifts and gatherings during the holiday.

At Lonepine Recycling in Springfield cars were lined up before the gates opened.

Much of all of the discarded materials from the holiday celebrations like wrapping paper, boxes, bottles, and cans were loaded up and brought to recycling bins today.

Read the full article here.

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