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If you’re new to Macon-Bibb County and want to put your plastic and aluminum at the curb like you did in Augusta or Columbus, you may be disappointed.

Macon is the last community of its size in Georgia that still doesn’t offer curbside, single-stream recycling. Just why recycling in Macon-Bibb is so far behind similar services in other Georgia communities is a frequent question from residents.

Dr. Kimathi Blackwood is among those who asked The Listening Post, a communitywide listening project launched this spring, for more widespread recycling in Macon-Bibb.

The Macon physician said he’s a conservationist by nature. He moved to Macon about four years ago from Atlanta, but growing up in the San Francisco Bay area of California helped shape his views on recycling.