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Here's where you can take recycling in Dawson County
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Recycling trailers, like this one at the River Park Canoe launch next to the Etowah River, have been placed around Dawson County on a trial basis. - photo by Allie Dean
You may have noticed three recycling trailers at new locations around Dawson County. An initiative by the county public works department and Keep Dawson County Beautiful has placed the trailers around the county on a trial basis to determine if the volume of recycling in the county goes up and if citizens are using the service properly. Public Works Director David McKee said Tuesday that at the end of 60 days he hopes to go before the board of commissioners to update them on the results of the trial period. There have been no county-owned recycling trailers located outside the transfer station since the Dawson County Board of Education asked for them to be removed earlier this year as part of their efforts to increase school safety and cut down on the number of visitors outside school buildings. “Recycling didn’t go down when the trailers were removed,” McKee said. “It went down initially and then went back up because people started taking their recycling to the transfer station.”

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