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Wal-Mart recently stopped taking plastic bags at their recycling center. Is that permanent? Is there another place to take them?

Ruth Becker, green coordinator at Wal-Mart, 3300 S. Iowa, said the recycling center's baler and stacker machine that was used for plastic bags broke. She said the center is in the process of purchasing another baler which should arrive within the next few weeks.

In the meantime, Becker said the center cannot take plastic bags because it doesn't have any room for them or a way to compress them together.

Sound Off is not aware of other places that recycle plastic bags. Other recycling centers in Lawrence mainly take aluminum cans, newspapers and glass.

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