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Dougherty debris pickup deadline is Sunday

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Judy Bowles (Source: WALB) Judy Bowles (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Sunday is the last day volunteers with Keep Albany Beautiful will be able to pick up storm debris left on the side of the road in unincorporated Dougherty County.

That leaves just two days for residents who have already signed up with the organization to get rootballs, limbs and tree trunks out by the curb.
Since the January storms volunteers have helped clean up dozens of properties, but after this weekend residents will have to do it on their own.

 "After August the 6th it's against the ordinance for anybody to stack things on the right-of-way," said Judy Bowles, Executive Director, Keep Albany Beautiful.

"After that day, see, the Dougherty County unincorporated does not have a debris pick up program like the city does. It's going to be on the property owner to have that stuff removed," said Larry Cook, Public Works Director.

Bowles tells us approximately 190 residents have asked for their help. She says many of those people didn't have insurance, but thanks to volunteers and donated equipment they've been able to clean most of the properties.

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