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Dougherty does a digital clean-up

By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

September 13, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Thousands of pounds of electronic waste was collected during Dougherty County's free electronic recycling collection.

People didn't even have to get out of their car's to get rid of old televisions, computers and microwaves. Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful volunteers did all of the heavy lifting.

Electronics account for only 2 to 5 percent of all of the materials in the landfill, but contributes up to 70-percent of the toxins there. Dougherty County's landfill is sealed to prevent contaminations, but residents should still dump electronics responsibly.

"Hopefully it will keep it sealed, but who knows in 75, 100 years what is going to happen. And we just want to make sure that it won't get into our water supply," said Judy Bowles.

If you couldn't make it out to Saturday's event, you can still dispose your old electronics the right way by calling Keep Albany- Dougherty Beautiful at 229-430-5257.

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