A Klamath Falls woman's obsession with recycling has gotten her into a jam with the city...
Frankie Vogt recycles cans and bottles that many stores can't...
"And this is the result of me bringing home what people throw away every day."
However, Frankie's recycling pile has grown to the point where she got a complaint from the city.
"We are definitely encouraging recycling - this case has gone a little over the edge." Notes Sandra Fox, Klamath Falls Community Development Director. "With the amount of recycling, and the fact that the recycled items have not left the property."
One of her helpers was injured in a car accident last fall, and that's left Frankie behind in getting her items to a recycling center - and Frankie admits that she's in a little bit over her head...
And what Frankie sees as treasure, others see as trash.
"The accumulation of these types of recyclables on the property can be considered junk." Says Sandra Fox.
Vogt notes that the city has granted her a little extra time to clean up...
"I've got an extension until May 31st, which I'm extremely grateful for."
Frankie and the city will be most grateful.
Klamath Falls Code Enforcement has been working with Vogt since last October.
Vogt says she hasn't collected any new recycling material in the past 6 months.