Election tribunal plans to recycle tons of ballots

The Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones has 105 tons of materials from the 2010 national elections that it will begin to recycle today.

Some 90 tons are ballots for president, legislators and local municipal council members. The tribunal said there were 9 million ballots to be discarded.

Workers will need two weeks to prepare the waste material and deliver it to Kimberly Clark. The Tribunal will get 6.5 million colons in exchange. That is nearly $13,000.

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