Albany leaders: Illegal dumping is at an all-time high

Updated: Jul. 31, 2019 at 12:07 AM EDT
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ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Albany city leaders said illegal dumpsites are at an all time high across the city.

City commissioners, code enforcement, and Keep Albany-Doughtery Beautiful (KADB) found yet another illegeal dumpsite Tuesday.

It was found in front of an abandoned house in the 100 block of Force Drive around 2 p.m.

Public Works employees took away more than half a truck load of trash.

KADB Executive Director Judy Bowles said she’s never seen this many sites in such a short amount of time.


“It is the highest number I ever remember for being this close together and it’s a shame that our citizens don’t realize how to properly dispose of things,”said Bowles.

Bowles said everything from snakes, rats and other rodents are being found at these sites which create a multitude of hazards.

Six days a week you can take it to the dump.

You can take 250 pounds per day to the Dougherty County landfill with proof of residency.

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