At UUCW, we care so much for the earth – and one of the ways we can do that is by recycling. And now, recycling can help us raise funds for our beloved church. The Stewardship and Earth Ministry Teams are partnering with local recyclers for a half-day drive that will keep items out of landfills, save water and energy, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Volunteers are needed to help with the Recycling Drive – Sign Up Here. NOTE: Please do not drop items off before or after the drive.
Save your scrap metal, clothing and household linens, and bring them to the church parking lot on Saturday, November 6 from 8 am to noon. The list of acceptable METAL items is HERE– and you can learn more about the metal recycling process here.
If you are unable to bring your metal to church on November 6th, please take it to your local metal recycler and bring your earning to our upcoming “Change for Change” service on Sunday, November 21st.
Textiles to Recycle – Must be clean and dry. Please bring in plastic bags.
CLOTHING — NOTE: Wearable items are best, but clothing with small tears or light staining is acceptable.
Shirts, Blouses, Suits
Skirts, Pants, Shorts, Dresses
T-shirts and athletic clothing
Underwear, Bras, Slips, Pajamas
HOUSEHOLD TEXTILES — NOTE: NO rugs or pillows (pillow fill cannot be recycled)
Sheets, Bedspreads, Blankets
Towels, Washcloths, Dish Towels
More about textile recycling: An estimated 100 billion garments are produced annually, worldwide. According to the EPA, around 17 million tons of textiles went to landfills in 2018 alone, accounting for approximately 6% of solid waste. Once in landfills, natural fibers can take years to decompose and may release methane and CO2 gas into the atmosphere. Synthetic textiles do not decompose, and in the landfill, they can release toxic substances into groundwater and surrounding soil. Learn more here.
For more information, contact Vicki Banville, Church Administrator