Fulton Renews Recycling Efforts
Now, city officials are applying for a state grant to find out why more residents don't use Fulton's weekly curbside recycling pickup program, one of only six in the area.
"They got a grant from us a few years ago to get a recycling truck, and they're spending X amount of money to drive this thing around, whether it's full or empty. If it's full it's very efficient, and right now it's not very full," explained Matthew Harline of the Mid-Missouri Solid Waste District.
Harline said Fulton collected less than 100 tons of curbside material in 2005, which was down from more than 150 tons in 2004.
"Fulton's a rather small city to be doing curbside recycling, and one of the possible things to look at there, I'd prefer that they keep the program if they can afford to do it," added Harline. "That's what we're looking at, trying to make some adjustments to make it better."
Harline said Fulton might be able to recycle 5-10 times more than it does now.