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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - In the past few weeks, you've probably had a new telephone or two delivered to your home or office.    

Approximately 100 tons of new telephone books are being distributed in and around Albany.     Environmentalists don't want you to throw your old ones in the trash.    

Keep Albany Dougherty beautiful wants you to recycle them.  Laverne Levins said, "We want to encourage citizens not to throw the old ones away, to throw them at us and to recycle them.  It's a wonderful opportunity for us to set an environmental example not to put things in our landfill that don't have to go into our landfill."    

You can drop your old telephone books at any Dougherty County elementary school.   They're competing to see which school can collect the most.   The winning school gets $500 from McDonald's.

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