ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Some Albany streets have a little less litter after thousands of pounds of litter and trash were picked up Thursday.
It was part of Operation Clean Sweep which took place in parts of Ward 4.
Everything from a truckload of tires and mattresses was carted off Albany streets.
Albany City Commissioner Chad Warbington said the Services under Operation Clean Sweep include cleaning up litter, maintaining right-of-way areas, repairing alleys, cleaning catch basins and other services.
“Our goal here is to raise the standards of appearance. So with all the alleys clean now really folks should have a better appearance, they should have more pride. Hopefully, it will discourage anybody from throwing trash out,” said Warbington.
Dellwood Park, West Gordon Avenue and South Valencia Drive along with other roads in the area were part of the sweep.
Warbington wants to remind people that residents can call 311 if they need tires, household appliances or other items picked up, people can also take items to the landfill.
Operation Clean Sweep takes place every Thursday in different parts of Albany.