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      Keeping Albany/Dougherty waste free

      On Saturday Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful hosted their Go Green Event. Officials say the goal is to promote the proper disposal of unwanted electronics, medications and ink cartridges.

      / Franklin White


      Got old medication, old electronics, or old ink cartridges?

      On Saturday, Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful hosted their go green event, Free Electronic Recycling Collection Day.

      Officials say the goal is to promote the proper disposal of unwanted electronics, medications and ink cartridges.

      They say electronics account for two to five percent of landfill volume but contributes up to 70 percent of the toxins found in landfills.

      Some of the items accepted are televisions, printers, cables, laptops, cell phones, cameras.

      Items not accepted are vacuum cleaners, refrigerators, washers, and dryers.

      Judy Bowles, Executive Director with Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful says, "this project saves hundreds and thousands of pounds of material that would've ended up in a landfill."

      Anyone who turned in medication for recycling remained anonymous, and were not asked any questions.

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