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Sturgis bikers gone, job of trash cleanup begins

STURGIS (AP) -- The annual Sturgis motorcycle rally is over, but the job of cleaning up the trash left behind still has a few days to run.

Sturgis city sanitation superintendent J.R. Johnson says there's an extra emphasis on recycling this year. He says city workers have already recycled about 24 tons of cardboard.

Public works director Rick Bush says the trash that's collected will be weighed, and that will give officials a good estimate of how many people came to the Sturgis rally this year.

Observation towers and roadblocks that were put up for the rally also are being taken down.