It's not unusual to see chainsaws and knives at the really scary Halloween houses, but those items are not welcome at the City's recycling center.
City officials say our recycling center is being turned into a house of horrors. Not only are workers seeing knives and chainsaws, but they are also finding live ammunition.
It almost seemed like a Halloween prank, but the discovery of a .50 caliber bullet made it apparent that it's no laughing matter. It was just one of many bullets that continue to show up at the recycling center.
The fear is that, with so many steel moving parts in the plant, one of them will end up firing off a bullet. Also, knives and chainsaws could end up hurting someone or stopping up the machines.
Officials are asking that everyone stop throwing those items in with their recyclables.
Eva Bernal, a mother of five, said her family loves to recycle. She can't imagine anyone throwing bullets into the bins.
"I don't think that's where bullets go, and I wouldn't even know where to put bullets if I needed to get rid of them," Bernal said. "So they wouldn't go in my trash can or recycling bin."
Actually, City Solid Waste Department officials say that you can call your local police department and they will come by and pick up the ammo and dispose of it for you.
Recyclable items include paper products, including pizza boxes. You can also put plastic in there, numbers one through seven. Also, metals can be placed in your recycling bin, such as cans and aluminum foil.
Although bullets, chainsaws and knives are made of metal, you should not put those into your recycling bin.
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