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Workers who sort through road kill, syringes call for union

Recyclers say they don't get enough breaks, shade or protective gear.
/ Source: The Orange County Register

ANAHEIM They routinely sort through trash bags of rotting food, used syringes and even road kill to find what can be recycled.

But that's not the part of the job trash sorters – or so-called recyclers – at Republic Services Inc. in Anaheim are complaining about. They say it's the long hours without proper breaks, working without proper protective gear and without any sun shade or protection from the elements.

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