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Recycling from home may soon be easier in Albany

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Daniel Whigham, Albany Solid Waste Superintendent Daniel Whigham, Albany Solid Waste Superintendent
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany residents could soon help save the planet from their front doors.  Tuesday, city commissioners unanimously approved a residential curbside recycling program that could begin early next year.

Waste Pro plans to offer recycling services to customers willing to pay $8 a month.   Waste management officials say curbside recycling could greatly reduce the strain on the county landfill.

"There's a group of people in Albany that wants to recycle.  There's a group that don't want to recycle.  But commissioners have decided that those people that want to recycle...that they would allow them to do that," said Daniel Whigham, Albany Solid Waste Superintendent. 

The city would collect 5-percent of the $8 fee from Waste Pro.  City leaders aren't sure how much money the proposal could generate for the city.

Commissioners will take a final vote at their next meeting.

 

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