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Seven tons of materials recycled during DNC

City officials say more than seven tons of recyclable materials were collected in uptown during the Democratic National Convention earlier this month, an amount that almost surpasses what had been collected in the area all year.

The city’s Solid Waste Services agency said it also collected 138 tons of garbage from uptown receptacles during the week of the DNC, which was held Sept. 4-6.

“Residents and visitors are commended for supporting the city’s recycling efforts and contributing to the remarkable amount of recycling that was collected,” Solid Waste Services Director Victoria Johnson said in a news release.

The department said its employees were stationed at various locations during the DNC, including at official convention events and venues, uptown parks and light rail platforms. Workers also were part of the joint Public Works Operations Center to help deal with requests such as debris removal or street cleaning around the clock.

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