It doesn't matter what war they're from: Civil War, World War I, World War II or the War of 1812.

On his Facebook page this week, Kent County Commissioner Phil Skaggs relayed a story of someone, who remains unidentified, who attempted to recycle a Civil War cannonball at the Kent County recycling center on Tuesday morning.

Officers determined that the cannonball was live ordinance (gunpowder and likely percussion cap style detonator) and evacuated the premises. The Michigan State Police bomb squad was dispatched and the ordinance was safely removed.

Like Phil, I'd like to thank those who work at Reimagine Trash recycling for keeping us free from junk while we sort out this virus. And they remind you that they have rules when it comes to what gets recycled. You can see them here.


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