City of Fulton rolls out recycling carts

City worker Cal Luckett unloads a recycling cart to distribute on 6th Street Friday. Homes that signed up for the program received the carts throughout the day. Pickup will start next week with their regular trash.

City worker Cal Luckett unloads a recycling cart to distribute on 6th Street Friday. Homes that signed up for the program received the carts throughout the day. Pickup will start next week with their regular trash. Photo by Dean Asher.

When the City of Fulton sends out its solid waste collection trucks this week, they will be picking up more than just trash.

City employees spent Thursday and Friday distributing 150 new recycling carts as part of Fulton’s pilot program, with 75 more set to be delivered Monday to customers that had signed up.

Those residents participating in the recycling program will put their new blue recycling bins out with their regular trash cart for collection starting this week.

Solid Waste Manager J.C. Miller said he is hoping the sight of all those blue carts will inspire more Fulton residents to start recycling.

“Once they all get out and neighbors see it, I hope (the program) starts growing,” Miller said. “Everything we can get out of the main trash stream is helpful in keeping rates down. The less we have to take to the landfill, the less we have to pay to dispose of it.”

Even better, he said, higher participation in the recycling program also means more benefits Kingdom Projects, which will be receiving all of Fulton’s collected recyclable materials.

“They more they get, the more they have to sell to fund their operation out there,” Miller pointed out

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