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Crews cleanup landfill debris


Crews at the Winnebago County Landfill take on clean-up duty after high winds sent trash flying everywhere.

13 News first brought you this story Tuesday. Plastic bags and other pieces of trash were scattered along trees, yards and fences. Landfill management says they closed the facility Tuesday morning because of the wind.

They say the plastic bags drifting away are out of their control because people don't dispose of them properly. But neighbors, tired of seeing the trash around their homes, disagree.

"It should never happen. If that dump was managed properly and the trash was covered as it should be every night or even when you know a high wind warning is in effect, don't dump that day. Dump in a lower area, cover it as soon as it's dumped. There's ways around it," said Cindy Bunk who lives by the landfill.

The landfill says it has high fences in place to keep blown away refuse to a minimum.


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