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40-year-old trash to be recycled

Sept. 11, 2012 at 11:05 AM

HEDEN, Sweden, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Officials in a Swedish city said a 40-year-old landfill will be unearthed and sorted for recycling prior to the building of a heating plant on the site.

Heden officials said the landfill needs to be removed before Karlstads Energi can build a planned heating plant on the site and officials want the trash to be sorted for recycling once it is unearthed, The Local.se reported Tuesday.

"Heden is an old rubbish tip and when we dig it up it will smell a bit. Not so much that the public will be disturbed, but we who are working here will notice," Per Ajaxson of Karlstads Energi said.

Officials said they expect to find discarded electronics, wood, clothing and newspapers in the landfill. They said those materials were not sorted for recycling in the 1970s and 1980s.

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