Tuesday, April 29, 2008

List of Churches and Schools Offering Recycling Services

What non-profit organizations offer recycling services and what are their goals? You can find a complete list of these at: http://recyclechallenge.com/StLouisMO/summary.asp.

Should supporters move away from the school's program and begin using curbside recycling, here are just a few of the goals listed on this website that will be impacted.

Youth Ministry Missions
School Development Funds
Technology Upgrades
Funding for Summer Youth Camp
Student Coucil Activities Fund
Technology expenses
Library Furniture
Playground Equipment
Home & School Funds
Computer Lab, Technology Upgrades
School Supplies for Students In Need
Student Activity Funds
Youth Group - Raise Funds for Missionary Trip
Benches for Outdoor Classroom
Funds for Cubscout Pack 708
Little Creek Nature Center

Surely we're smarter than a 5th grader and can come up with a workable recycling solution to continue support of these organizations. How about making recycling mandatory for all of St. Louis County (which it already is) but allow residents to choose - either the curbside pickup by their trash hauler or validate delivery of recycling to a non-profit organization.

You can find a complete list of these at: http://recyclechallenge.com/StLouisMO/summary.asp.

2 comments:

  1. I would like to inform you that I live in North County as well as my brothers and mother and NONE OF US
    WANT MANDATORY ST. LOUIS COUNTY RECYCLING PROGRAM.

    I THOUGHT WE LIVED IN THE UNITED STATES AND HAVE FREEDOM OF CHOICE.
    WE ALL RECYCLE WITH OUR LOCAL CHURCHES AND NONE OF US CAN AFFORD OR WANT THE ADDED COST THRU ST. LOUIS COUNTY.

    REGARDS,
    MARY

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  2. Anonymous11:35 PM

    Recycling at schools and churches is great! But the only packaging they can take are aluminum cans. Think of all that packaging- cardboard and cereal boxes-plastics-milk, detergent water and soda bottles-shampoo, ketchup, mustard bottles, yogurt, cottage cheese! Jars for peanut butter and mayo are now plastic- and of course you can still recycle all the glass, tin cans. Come on folks! Still help those charities with your aluminum cans and paper, but do you really think we can keep trashing all that packaging and not suffer consequences (like even higher trash costs) in the near future?

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