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Illegal dumping continues at Tama recycling bin site

Police warn of stepped-up enforcement

August 30, 2013
By John Speer - Editor ( , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Two persons have been charged recently for illegally dumping their trash in the Tama recycling bins according to Police Chief Jeff Filloon.

Over the past weekend, police dug another collection of garbage and household goods out of the bin site.

Filloon said city officials have now ordered security cameras to be installed at the site due to the ongoing problems.

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Trash including seat pads from what appear to be couches and chairs, a cooler and other items disposed of in the recycling bins in downtown Tama were recovered by police last weekend. Only recycleable items listed on the bins are accepted. Tama officials have warned if the deposit of other items continues, the bins will be removed.
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The site is located off of West 5th Street, northwes tof the Tama Civic Center and Water Treatment Plant.

Newspapers and magazines, other paper products and certain metal and glassware are acceptable.

City officials have warned in the past the site will be closed if the improper disposal of items does not stop.

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