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State campaign aimed at non-recyclers

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By Len Kiese - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A new statewide-campaign takes aim at non-recyclers in an effort to get more people to go green.

This week the Georgia Department of Community Affairs launched the "I Don't Recycle" educational campaign. Through radio and television public service announcements, the campaign showcases the many excuses people give for not recycling.

The state hopes a little humorous reverse psychology will give recycling a boost. Right now 45-percent of Georgians don't recycle regularly. Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful says it's pretty simple to take part.

"You can recycle your newspapers, your magazines, your office paper, glass, aluminum, batteries," said Laverne Levins with Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful. "If you look in your trash can when you go home today, I guarantee you that 70-percent of what's in that trash can can be recycled."

Dougherty County has three free recycling locations. There's one at the Fire Station on Meredyth Drive.  There's one behind the Civic Center and another at Thornton Community Center in East Albany. For more information on recycling you can call Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful at 229-430-5257.

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