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Please don't recycle fireworks, Seattle police plead after bomb scare

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Seattle cops ask residents not to recycle fireworks after bomb scare forces evacuation of plant

If it goes boom, apparently it doesn't go in the blue bin.

Seattle police asked residents to not recycle fireworks after a box containing a homemade explosive device was found at a city recycling plant Tuesday morning.

The device, apparently made from holiday fireworks, was found inside a cardboard box at the plant in the Delridge neighborhood, the Police Department said in a statement.

Members of the department's arson and bomb squad evacuated the building and dismantled the device, police said. No one was injured.

"Here are several items which should not be placed in your recycling bin: VHS tapes, un-rinsed cans and homemade explosives," police said in a tongue-in-cheek warning.

It was not clear if anyone would be charged with improperly disposing of the fireworks. A spokesperson for the department was not immediately available for comment.


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