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Thousands Turn Out for Living Green Recycle Event

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LAS VEGAS - Thousands of people turned out for 8 News NOW's Living Green Recycle Event Saturday morning.

The lines started early at the Thomas and Mack Center. The event opened 30 minutes earlier than planned to ease backed up traffic on Tropicana Avenue and Swenson Street.

Most of the people who attended brought a great attitude along with their carloads of electronics, documents and household items. The 8 News NOW Brighter Mornings team greeted the crowds who sought to dispose of their items without hurting the environment.

By noon, nearly 2,000 cars passed through the parking lot. The pallets of printers, computers and televisions quickly filled up. Electronic Recyclers International representatives say they hit their target of nearly 100,000 tons of electronic items. Cintas filled seven trucks of shredded documents. Goodwill had a great day as well, handing out nearly 200 tax receipts.

People also brought forty Christmas trees to be recycled and turned into mulch for use at city parks.

"It really tells us that people in the community are looking for a resource to recycle their electronics and their documents for shredding. They're eager for this, and they save their materials, so they can be recycled responsibly and properly," said Tracy Skenandore with Republic Services.

Approximately 3,200 cars brought materials to the recycling event.

8 News NOW also received 587 text entries for a chance to win great prizes. Kevin Scales won a $100 gift card to Town Square. Theresa Williams won a 42" LED, flat-screen television. 8 News NOW is still waiting to hear from the winner of a $250 MasterCard gift card.

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