KPI director encourages residents to reduce trash, recycle Christmas scraps

Baled paper products sit in a warehouse of Kingdom Projects, Inc. ready to be sold and shipped out. KPI collects recyclable materials from area residents at its facility in Fulton.

Baled paper products sit in a warehouse of Kingdom Projects, Inc. ready to be sold and shipped out. KPI collects recyclable materials from area residents at its facility in Fulton. Photo by Mandi Steele.

Once the holiday hubbub is over and empty Christmas morning gift boxes and wrapping paper are strewn around the house, it may be time to look into clean-up options. Recycling the paper, boxes and live Christmas tree is one green choice residents can make.

Kingdom Projects, Inc. has already been receiving calls about what to do with the Christmas waste once the big day is done. The recycling center accepts many types of products at its warehouse in Fulton, including paper and cardboard from gift boxes.

Lon Little, KPI director, said people should sort their recyclables and put them in plastic bags before dropping them in the big, blue containers at the center. There are drop-off spots as well.

C&R Market and Walmart offer recycle bins, and there also is a new recycling center at Greenway Park in Holts Summit. Fulton residents can simply bag the items and leave them next to their trash cans on their trash pick-up day. All the goods from these locations are brought to KPI for processing.

“It’s time to reduce the trash that’s generated and recycle,” Little said.

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