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Earth Stewardship

eaTe4eRi4Our Mission Statement: “We commit to actively cherish and protect the good Earth that God has provided as our home.”

The FCC Earth Stewardship Team maintains a recycling center downstairs in the hallway outside the kitchen. There are places for garbage, a commingle recycling bin to collect what is recycled by the garbage company, a place for glass, and places for what we call “beyond commingle recycling,” which are collected items that are recyclable in the community but not in the commingle bin.

The Church community is welcome to recycle the following “beyond commingle” items in the downstairs recycling center:

  • Styrofoam Blocks and pellets
  • Small electronics
  • Small cans and metal lids
  • Lithium and rechargeable batteries ONLY

There are labeled drawers in which to place these items and a blue bin for bagged styrofoam pellets and block styrofoam. Please separate your items and leave them in bags that are easier for us to transport. And, of course, all items must be clean and dry!

The FCC Earth Stewardship Team “beyond commingle recycling” effort will NO LONGER collect:

  • Wine corks (Take these to MECCA or BRING)
  • Metal bottle wrappers (Take to BRING)
  • Plastic bags (Take to a grocery store or Glenwood)
  • Small Tetrapacks (Take to Glenwood)
  • Alkaline batteries (Trash)
  • Any other kind of plastic (Trash at this point)
  • egg cartons (put in commingle).

As a reminder, local garbage company commingle bin efforts collect only specific items:

  • Plastic: tubs, bottles, jugs  over 6 oz only with NO LIDS
  • Cardboard: no plastic
  • Mixed paper: no paper cups, plates, tissue napkins
  • Newspaper
  • Metal cans over 6 oz, NO LIDS, aluminum cans and foil in fist sized balls
  • Tetrapacks  a quart and larger
  • Gable top milk/juice cartons 1/2 gal and larger
  • Glass jars and bottles in a separate bin NO LIDS

We also keep a shelf of potentially reusable items for you to take and reuse.

Finally, there are compost bins in both kitchens for coffee grounds and food waste.  If you would like to be a regular recipient of this compostable material, please contact Terri Brown at 541-729-7441.

Thanks and Blessings from Mary Mowday and Terri Brown

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