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DeKalb County testing out new trash, recycling program

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DeKalb County will be trying out a new sanitation program starting April 28.

The county is testing out a new program where residents will have their garbage, recycling and yard trimmings collected on the same day but in separate containers.

Some 28,000 households in unincorporated DeKalb, parts of Brookhaven, Chamblee, Dunwoody and Lithonia will take part in the pilot program. Most of the residents already received a new 65-gallon trash can and information about the program.

The collection for pilot program participants will be once a week on their current recycling day.

The new trash containers will also give the county's Sanitation Division the chance to test new equipment on the sanitation trucks. This equipment means less lifting for workers and fewer chances of coming in contact with dangerous chemicals and items.

The new program should also help reduce costs in DeKalb County.

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