Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful

Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful (KADB) focuses on changing people’s attitudes and behavior toward littering beautification and the proper management of waste.

Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful is a joint venture of the Albany City Commission and the Dougherty County Commission. The volunteer members of the commission are appointed by the City and County and represent all segments of public interest.

Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful is a joint venture of the Albany City Commission and the Dougherty County Commission. The volunteer members of the commission are appointed by the City and County and represent all segments of public interest.

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Officials urge community to keep Albany tidy after several clean up initiatives
04/21/2021
Officials urge community to keep Albany tidy after several clean up initiatives

Officials urge community to keep Albany tidy after several clean up initiatives

Several initiatives, such as Operation Clean Sweep, have hit the neighborhoods of Albany as part of efforts to beautify the city. Albany Utilities Director Stacey Rowe says Operation Clean Sweep is an initiative where crews tidy up each and every ward in the city. Within the last few months, Rowe sa...

04/20/2021

THANK YOU volunteers and sponsors for an awesome year...#DO BeautifulThings

Volunteers stash trash in Albany/Dougherty neighborhoods
04/19/2021
Volunteers stash trash in Albany/Dougherty neighborhoods

Volunteers stash trash in Albany/Dougherty neighborhoods

ALBANY — For 30 years, Judy Bowles has overseen the city of Albany’s annual Stash the Trash community awareness/cleanup event. In those 30 years, she’s pretty much seen and done

Water-worried Vegas wants useless grass a thing of the past
04/13/2021
Water-worried Vegas wants useless grass a thing of the past

Water-worried Vegas wants useless grass a thing of the past

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A desert city built on a reputation for excess and indulgence wants to become a model for restraint and conservation with a first-in-the-nation policy banning grass that nobody wal…

Mainers help clean rivers by 'magnet fishing'
04/06/2021
Mainers help clean rivers by 'magnet fishing'

Mainers help clean rivers by 'magnet fishing'

WESTBROOK (WGME) -- A group of Mainers are cleaning up the state's rivers using a unique method called "magnet fishing. " The group spent Saturday at the Black Ridge Bridge in Westbrook using magnets to pull up anything metal. They've found trash, scooters, shopping carts, even 12 bikes since they s...

Illegal dumps increasing on private property in Dougherty County
03/26/2021
Illegal dumps increasing on private property in Dougherty County

Illegal dumps increasing on private property in Dougherty County

Yet another illegal dump in Dougherty County has been found in Dougherty County. This time in the 200 block of Nona Avenue. An abundance of furniture, debris, and even a street sign were scattered in the back yard of the private property. Since the dump is located on private property, it will be at....

SAVE THE DATE..... April 16 & 17....STASH-THE-TRASH/GACcall 302-3098 to register by April  1stFREE tee & a boost in comm...
03/25/2021

SAVE THE DATE..... April 16 & 17....STASH-THE-TRASH/GAC
call 302-3098 to register by April 1st
FREE tee & a boost in community pride to all who assist with making their community cleaner & greener #DoBeautifulThings

SAVE THE DATE..... April 16 & 17....STASH-THE-TRASH/GAC
call 302-3098 to register by April 1st
FREE tee & a boost in community pride to all who assist with making their community cleaner & greener #DoBeautifulThings

Germany bans single-use plastic straws, food containers
03/24/2021
Germany bans single-use plastic straws, food containers

Germany bans single-use plastic straws, food containers

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is banning the sale of single-use plastic straws, cotton buds and food containers, bringing it in line with a European Union directive intended to reduce the amount of plastic garbage that pollutes the environment. The Cabinet agreed Wednesday to end the sale of plastics....

Thank you Young Marines for setting an example for our community ...these young people spent their Saturday removing lit...
03/24/2021

Thank you Young Marines for setting an example for our community ...these young people spent their Saturday removing litter from two different Albany sites ... KUDOS to each of you

Awesome Arbor Day activities...a Live Oak planted by students at International Studies Elementary school....  a City eve...
03/10/2021

Awesome Arbor Day activities...a Live Oak planted by students at International Studies Elementary school.... a City event at McCoy Park where 38 trees were planted by volunteers from the neighborhood ... and a County event at the Radium Trailhead were Albany Tech Horticulture students assisted with the planting of 52 new trees.... kudos to all of our volunteers #dobeautifulthings

GRC - Aluminum Industry Means $1.27 Billion For Georgia
03/08/2021
GRC - Aluminum Industry Means $1.27 Billion For Georgia

GRC - Aluminum Industry Means $1.27 Billion For Georgia

Novelis is the world's largest recycler of aluminum. The company's headquarters are located in Atlanta, Georgia. With their R&D office and a recycling plant ...

GRC - Aluminum Industry Means $1.27 Billion For Georgia
03/04/2021
GRC - Aluminum Industry Means $1.27 Billion For Georgia

GRC - Aluminum Industry Means $1.27 Billion For Georgia

Novelis is the world's largest recycler of aluminum. The company's headquarters are located in Atlanta, Georgia. With their R&D office and a recycling plant ...

02/25/2021

MARK YOUR CALENDARS.... April 17 Stash-The-Trash .... May 1st Free Shredding Event... Electronic Recycling Event September 11th

Albany, Dougherty County plan weekend Arbor Day tree plantings
02/25/2021
Albany, Dougherty County plan weekend Arbor Day tree plantings

Albany, Dougherty County plan weekend Arbor Day tree plantings

Feb. 23—ALBANY — Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful, along with city of Albany and Dougherty County officials, will celebrate Arbor Day this weekend, kicking off planned events with the annual planting of a 30-gallon live oak tree on the International Studies Elementary School campus. The planting ...

02/23/2021
Opinion: Prepare for more water fights
02/22/2021
Opinion: Prepare for more water fights

Opinion: Prepare for more water fights

Stop us if you’ve heard this before, but Georgia and Florida are headed back to the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to argue about water.

More States Pass Resolutions Commending Recyclers - Scrap News
02/17/2021
More States Pass Resolutions Commending Recyclers - Scrap News

More States Pass Resolutions Commending Recyclers - Scrap News

Georgia, Indiana, and Tennessee are the three latest states to join Massachusetts and Alabama in commending the recycling industry and its workers for their essential role during the COVID-19 pandemic. Introduced in the House by more than five representatives, Georgia’s resolution passed Feb 8. It...

02/13/2021

Hoping you love to recycle as much as we do ♻️❤️ Manufacturers in our state need recovered materials from recycling programs to make new products. And it’s good for our 🌎 Earth, too. Thank you for recycling!

#recyclingmatters in Georgia...now more than ever! #essentialworkers
#RecycleRightGA
#letssortthisout

02/05/2021

Garden Tip: It's been 2 years since I posted a Tip here imploring my fellow Texans not to "top" our state's crape myrtles. There is never a justifiable reason to do so, and it ruins the plants' growth forms forever.

Excuses I hear:
• MY PLANT IS TOO TALL. Then my reply is – either move it or re-move it. Get it to a place where it can grow to its full height without topping or take it out entirely. If you whack it, it will only try to grow back. That's when those big, ugly knuckles develop.

• IT MAKES MY PLANT BLOOM BETTER. That's just not the case. University research has shown that plants that are topped produce their first blooms 6 to 8 weeks later than plants that were not topped. I can show you thousands of crape myrtles in McKinney that bloom 3 times each summer because they have never been topped. Topped plants also produce giant flower heads that their supple stems cannot support. They flop about gracelessly.

• THE COMMERCIAL GUYS ARE DOING IT, SO I FIGURED IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. Well, those guys are wrong. Odds are, their employers who own the shopping centers or office parks have demanded that they do it, or maybe they're just basically uninformed. But either way, they're wrong.

Friends, crape myrtles are my favorite flowering shrubs. I helped found The Crape Myrtle Trails of McKinney. We have planted upwards of 30-40,000 crape myrtles in our city since 1999, and I work with crape myrtles one or two days weekly. I have written much of what you will find on the CMT website https://crapemyrtletrails.org, and the photos are mostly mine.

If you are choosing a crape myrtle for your own landscape, please look on the website at the lengthy chart of more than 100 varieties and note the wide diversity of mature heights. You will see plenty of options that will allow you to plant without ever having to worry about topping.

If you have a plant that has previously been topped, perhaps by a prior owner of your house, it can still be salvaged. There are complete instructions on our website about how to accomplish that. They may surprise you.

You will also find detailed information about crape myrtle bark scale and sooty mold, but I don't believe you'll find reference to "crape murder." I'm kinda done with that term. I'm sure you will see it posted as a comment here, however.

Is this a matter of personal rights? Sure it is, and if someone wants to top their crape myrtles, it's well within their jurisdiction. My goal here is simply to educate, so no need to get defensive.

02/03/2021

UPCOMING EVENTS.... mark your calendars

May 1, 2021... Free Document Shredding Event

September 11,2021 Go Green Event.... collecting unwanted electronics, outdated/unwanted medications, ink cartridge & shredding documents containing confidential information

Address

2106 Habersham Rd
Albany, GA
31701

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

Telephone

(229) 302-3098

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I have called and reported to code enforcement they kee saying they will call never do it's OK for someone to just dump their roofing shingles anywhere they wish and to leave their address also really and nothing gets done????
I simply wondering if your organization is going to have the electronic recycling event along with the pill drop event again this year. Also, are you planning on participating in the Sole 2 Sole shoe drive?
Thank you Albany-Dougherty Beautiful for sponsoring the shredding event. Was pleased to see how efficiently this team of volunteers operated. Two lanes of traffic were guided to the two trucks waiting for your paper stash. Drivers pulled forward, and volunteers would unload four vehicles at a time. Just that simple. Hardly no delay, or waiting at all. Thank you for your hard work, on a hot and humid Saturday morning.
When is the next electronics recycling? Besides the events sponsored by KADB, is there another entity in Albany that recycles electronics?
It’s 5:37 pm. The sign says open ‘til 6 pm. 👎🏻🤔🙄 #notthefirsttime