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Organization says littering decreasing in Albany-Dougherty County

According to Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful, littering is decreasing in this area. / FILE

Littering and illegal dumping have been making headlines in Albany and Dougherty County, but one organization said it might not be as bad as you think.

According to Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful, littering is decreasing in this area, based on an annual index the organization completes for Keep America Beautiful.

Executive Director Judy Bowles said this drop has happened over the course of the last five years.

But KADB added there's still a lot more work the entire community can do to help the environment.

"Every individual does make a difference," KADB Board Member Jackie Dixon said. "If everyone will do their part in not throwing things out their car window and putting them in appropriate recycle bins and trash bins, we'll all have a better place."

KADB said their work is thanks in large part to volunteers, more than 1 million of whom have worked with the organization over the past 31 years.

Bowles said that just in 2017 alone, their efforts were worth about $3.4 million.

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