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Cardboard overflows in Othello

City: Break down boxes before recycling

OTHELLO – In the wake of the Christmas holiday, city officials are calling on residents to break down cardboard boxes before putting them in recycling bins.

City recycling bins filled up and were overflowing on Tuesday, Dec. 26, city officials said.

“The city cardboard recycling facility is full,” according to city social media. “Othello Public Works team members spend a lot of time picking up cardboard that is left on the ground at the recycling Dumpsters.”

But Wednesday, Dec. 27, crews had compacted cardboard recycling Dumpsters to make room for more boxes.

But as boxes continued to come in,...


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