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Holiday recycling bins encourage residents to recycle

by Rochelle Eiselt | December 19, 2022 at 4:00 a.m.
Photo Submitted The city of Fulton set up holiday recycling containers to encourage residents to use them.

The city of Fulton has set up two bins where residents can drop off holiday-related recycling.

Wendy Powers, supervisor of the Solid Waste Department, said the city was asked to increase its recycling collections during the holiday season by council member Alan Combs.

Powers said the department decided to increase the curbside recycling pickup to a weekly basis.

Powers said the department was thinking of ways to promote its recycling program and thought residents not currently participating would enjoy having a place to drop off their cardboard boxes.

Typically, the city collects recycling and yard waste on alternating weeks. However, during the holiday season, people are doing a lot of online shopping and having gifts delivered to their homes, resulting in an abundance of boxes.

Powers said she hopes residents will be interested in signing up for their own recycling cart after the holiday season.

The City of Fulton has received a grant from the Mid Missouri Solid Waste Region H to purchase 200 recycling carts. The city has already purchased 100 recycling carts, with about 38 assembled and ready to be delivered.

The idea to decorate the Recycling Roll-Off Containers came to Powers while the Waste Department was working on the City of Fulton Utilities Departments Float for the Christmas Parade. Powers said they won third place with the department's float.

The Recycling Containers are decorated with bright Christmas bows and even have a "Nice & Naughty List" of accepted and not accepted items.

Containers are set at two locations in town. One is at the City of Fulton Warehouse at 1303 Westminster Ave. and the second other is on the parking lot of the Police Station at 935 South Business 54.

All residents are encouraged to use them. Powers added to remember Santa is watching, so please be sure to only drop off items on the "Nice List."

Holiday recycling bins will be up until Jan. 1.

Acceptable recycling includes cardboard, gift boxes, shoe boxes, paper gift bags, tissue paper, wrapping paper, greeting cards, envelopes, easy-to-tear paper, and aluminum cans.

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