ON YOUR SIDE GETS ANSWERS: Recycling toys and incessant scam callers

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If you have kids, you have toys, probably lots of them.

Tracy, in Wichita asked if you can just toss toys in the recycle bin to clear the clutter in your home.

The answer is no.

According to the City of Wichita Environmental Services, children's plastic toys are hard to recycle because of all the different types of plastic used to make the toys.

Here's a good rule of thumb: if you can find a recycling symbol stamped on the toy, toss it in the bin. If not, consider donating the toy to a charity.

The Wichita Children's Home has a few items on its wish list.

Tina is one of many viewers telling us about incessant scam calls claiming to be from the Social Security Administration.

Here are a few points to remember about scammers:

(1) First, hang up: they can't scam you if they can't talk to you
(2) Government agencies communicate through e-mail. A phone call should be a red flag
(3) Also, government agencies do not accept gift cards for payment

(4) Don't push number "one." It tells scammers it's an active phone, and you'll likely get more calls
(5) Threats of arrest are designed to startle you and get you to pay out of fear

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