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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

5 PM Thursday is the deadline for companies to submit bids to the city of Albany to start curbside recycling collection in the city.     

So far no one has applied, but city leaders expect that will change tomorrow. They hope to choose one company to offer the new service for people willing to pay a monthly fee for it.     

Right now, if you want to recycle you have to deliver items to a recycling collection point.

"The main thing is a quality company with good finances, good capacity to carry this out, we don't want a company coming in here trying to sell services to the citizens and not be capable of carrying them out," said Wes Smith, Assistant City Manager.     

If the city signs a contract with a recycling company, the city would collect 5% on all the income earned through the company's recycling services.

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