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W. SENECA RECYCLING CUTS LANDFILL LOAD BY 640 TONS

More than 640 tons of materials have been kept out of landfills since West Seneca began its recycling programs, according to Lorraine F. Masset, town recycling coordinator.

"I think it's been very successful and will get even better when we're able to expand the program," she said. "I think this shows that people want to recycle."

About 531 tons of old newspapers have been collected since a pilot program involving 5,000 homes began in April.

Also collected have been 56 tons of yard waste, 39 tons of bottles and cans and 16.5 tons of office paper as well as 1,600 old tires and 2,365 gallons of used motor oil.

The town will hold another drop-off day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the highway garage at 39 South St. for glass and plastic bottles, cans, clean newspapers, tires, oil, office paper and batteries. The program is restricted to town residents, Mrs. Masset said.

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