OCTOBER 23 — ALBANNY — The Albany Fire Department is stepping up its Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful total recycling effort by adding pounds of paper and tons of bottles and cans.
“They have collected about 1,000 pounds of recycled materials this year,” said KADB executive director Jwana Washington. “All 11 fire departments and the 911 Center have established recycling as a joint effort to do this recycling effort.”
As part of a workplace recycling initiative, firefighters and 911 personnel collected cardboard, paper, cans and bottles and sent the materials to local recycling centers.
“They’ve all embraced the concept that it helps to keep them a little bit farther from landfills, and that’s really great for us,” Washington said. This is what every city department wants.”
Several government departments in the City of Albany and Doherty County participate in the program. More than 60 of his businesses in the county are also participating in the program, and the Washington governor said he hopes to see more participants in the future.
“We have 62 now,” she said. “In the past, we had hundreds of businesses.”
A get-together held earlier this week was a way to thank emergency workers for their efforts and encourage government participation.
KADB provides collection boxes to companies and organizations that want to participate in recycling initiatives. To board, please call (229) 302-3098.