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Panhandle celebrates 'Earth Day' early

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Earth day kicked off early in the panhandle this weekend.

Hundreds of cars lined up through the parking lot and down the block from the panhandle co-op Saturday, full of people anxious to get rid of their junk.

"Its so awesome, you can do everything out here today to be green whether its bringing your electronics, bringing your paper to be shredded, picking up a tree from the NRD, used oil out front, bring some of your tires," said Kathy Kropenske, Director of Keep Scottsbluff-Gering Beautiful.
 
KSGB kicked off Earth Day a week early, because of the Easter holiday next weekend.

Panhandle Co-Op marketing director Susan Wiedeman says lines began forming hours before the events started.
 
"We usually have a really good response, of course the weather is really nice it really gets people in the mood. So everybody is getting Spring Fever and getting ready to clean up and get rid of that stuff that just doesn't work anymore."
 
The long lines and excess traffic may have been frustrating to drivers, but Kropenske says it shows that KSGB is getting their message out.
 
"People realize we do not need this stuff in the landfill. You know, if we can find the right place to recycle and refurbish it, why not do the right thing for our future generation? I think that's what its all about."

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