UPCOMING EVENTS & TIMELY NOTICES
A COMMUNITY COMPOSTABLES RECYCLING DROP-OFF SITE IS UP-AND-RUNNING AT FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH IN MILTONA!
What a great way each one of us can help care for God's good and beautiful Creation!
HOW IT WORKS:
- Use paper sacks -or- buy compostable (plastic-like) bags at the grocery store.
- Fill your sacks or bags with food and biodegradable paper scraps (see the list below.)
- Bring them to our church and place them in the tubs.
NO PLASTIC BAGS PLEASE ... THANK YOU!
Acceptable Items for Composting
All food scraps including … fruit vegetables, meat, fish, bones, eggs, dairy, peels, pits.
Coffee grounds, filters, teabags, wood stir sticks
Paper towels, napkins and tissues.
Paper towel and toilet paper rolls.
Paper egg cartons and paper bags.
Hair and fur.
Popsicle sticks, toothpicks, and chopsticks.
Houseplant trimmings and flowers.
Certified compostable bags.
Certified compostable products. Items with the BPI or Cedar Grove certified compostable logo on the product or packaging.
Unacceptable Items …
Grass, leaves, or yard waste of any kind.
Plastic bags, plastic utensils, metal or plastic condiment cups.
Plastic, metal, or glass of any kind.
Dead animals, pet waste, litter or bedding.
Fast food wrappers and frozen food boxes.
Microwave popcorn bags.
Paper plates, bowls, and cups without BPI or Cedar Grove certification.
Single-serve coffee pods (e.g. K-Cups©).
Wood, liquids, diapers, trash … or anything you are unsure can be composted.
Organics (Food Scraps and Soiled Papers) make up approximately 38% of what is still in the garbage – even after strong single sort recycling programs. Organics recycling is an important part of effective waste management programs. Items are returned back to nature through commercial composting – reducing resource use and greenhouse gas emissions. Organics recycling also reduces demand and wear and tear on local garbage processing facilities – such as Pope/Douglas’ Material Recycling and Waste to Energy Facilities.
THANK YOU TO POPE DOUGLAS SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT FOR PARTNERING WITH OUR CHURCH TO PROVIDE THIS VALUABLE SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY!