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Cleaning up the community

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – An Albany city commissioner is offering people who live in his ward help to spruce up their neighborhood. Commissioner Jon Howard wants people in East Gate Subdivision to clean up.

He says old couches and appliances in alleys need to be hauled off. Now, the city will do that for free.

Through the end of the month, the city will collect additional trash, including old tires and appliances, along with normal trash there at no additional cost.

Howard said, "When you look at the city and the appearance of the city, there's always room for improvement because if you're going to make sure your neighborhood is safe and beautified, you certainly need to get rid of those old appliances and tires and things behind your house that are not in the best interest of the city."

This Friday, the Mayor, County Commission Chairman and other officials will pick up litter in downtown Albany during the Great American Clean up event.

You can help, too. A community wide clean up will take place this Saturday.

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