Monday, April 28, 2008

Revised 4/28: County Recycling Program Attacks Churches, Schools and Scouts

More churchs say they will be hit by County's recycling program. St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in Oakville published a request in a recent Sunday church bulletin with a headline, "We Need Your Recycling." They said their school receives between $5,000 to $6,000 per year from the paper recycling while the scouting program receives profits from aluminum can recycling.

Two other South County churchs provide recycling programs that will also be impacted. They are Queen of All Saints in Oakville and St. Simon in Green Park. One resident said, "The handwriting is on the wall. These program will suffer in the long haul and the county could care less."

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Does your church, scout troop or other organization participate in a recycling program to raise funds? Have they issued a statement about their position and the pending impact on their fund raising efforts? What are your thoughts? Send them to us or click on COMMENTS below.


  1. Anonymous7:21 PM

    Not only are you paying a hidden tax on your trash collection bill that is collected at the landfills from haulers for this recyling, you will be paying the hauling company to recycle as well.

    And, it appears that the county is picking the pockets of the churchs, schools, and scout troops as well by taking their resource for funds.

    Just how bad off is the County if they need to keep taking our money.

  2. Anonymous2:25 PM

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  3. Anonymous7:28 PM

    I am a teacher and in my classroom I have a blue recycling bin that was given free from St. Louis County for all my class's paper. There is one in every room. I have heard the county will give bins to businesses who take paper to schools, is that true?

    Please take your paper to schools and use your home bin for cardboard and plastic.