Illegal dumping continues in Albany, frustrating city leaders

Illegal dumping continues in Albany, frustrating city leaders

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - After years working to stop illegal dumping, one Albany city commissioner said he is frustrated after finding two more piles of dumped furniture.

A pile of garbage was left on the side of the 700 block of Mobile Avenue. It’s just feet from where the city blocked off Silica Drive a few years ago because of illegal dumping.

A couch, lots of bedding, and children's items were illegally dumped on Mobile Avenue.
A couch, lots of bedding, and children's items were illegally dumped on Mobile Avenue.

There was a sofa, bags, a child's toilet, and lots of bedding tossed out.

Close by several other items illegally dumped.

Commissioner Jon Howard admits the ongoing illegal dumping frustrates him.

“The more we try to educate and inform the community about illegal dumps and household furniture, it seems that we are really just spinning our wheels,” said Howard. “But in the long run we can’t give up, because we are part of the city."

Another pile of illegally dumped items was in the easement alley off Van Deman Street.

A couch, chair, and lots of bags of unknown materials are dumped in the easement alley off Van Deman Street
A couch, chair, and lots of bags of unknown materials are dumped in the easement alley off Van Deman Street

Howard said if the people would just take their items to the dump, it would be free up to 250 pounds.

Now you, the taxpayers of Albany, will have to pay to clean these dumps up.

If you see anyone illegally dumping items, don’t approach them. Get a car tag number and report it to 3-1-1 or the Albany Police.

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