Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Albany Gets Greener

Don't you wish you could recycle even more than you do now? You can--thanks to an additional reclycing bin from the City of Albany's Department of General Services (DGS). DGS is now offering--free of charge--an additional “GREEN” recycling bin to City of Albany residents.

These new green recycling bins are to be used for paper and cardboard only. The new bins will not replace the blue recycling bins already provided by the City. The blue recycling bins will still be used for recycling glass, cans and plastic containers only. The new green bins will be used for recycling newspapers, shredded paper and cardboard. Separating glass, cans and plastic containers from paper will allow you to recycle even more paper, plastic and glass. Residents who do not generate enough paper for 2 recycling bins may continue to use their blue bins.

To get your new green recycling bin, you need to pick it up at DGS headquarters at 1 Conners Boulevard (near Huck Finn's Warehouse in Nipperville), Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Be sure to bring ID with proof of Albany residency. If you have any questions regarding DGS's GREEN BIN program please contact DGS at 434-2489 (CITY). This offer is extended to City of Albany residents who live in residential dwellings with (4) four or less units located on a single property. All others, including mixed occupancy buildings, must contract for private collection.

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