Reduce, Re-Use, Recycle – in your home, at school, and at First Unitarian Universalist Church!
- Hanging files
- Paper – copy paper, flyers, brochures, envelopes
- Phone books
Note: the church gets a small amount of money for recycling the items above, provided there are not contaminants in the bin.
- Aluminum, steel, and tin cans
- CD cases
- Glass bottles
- Laundry detergent containers
- Paper milk and juice cartons (plastic-lined)
- Peanut butter containers
- Plastic #1-7
- Soda and water bottles
- Styrofoam® food containers (e.g., take-out trays and cups)
**Plastic bottle caps can go in the bin, but they must be removed from the bottles first!
Electronic and computer scrap material
Plastic bags and plastic shrinkwrap
Styrofoam® formed packing or “peanuts”
Used paper plates and paper cups
Waxed paper and waxed food containers (see above)
Some Solutions for UNACCEPTABLE Items:
If you have plastic bags, they can be reused for:
- small trash bags
- cleaning up after pets (newspaper bags are especially good for this)
- Bring reusable bags to stores, so you don’t use lots of plastic bags.
- Try to purchase products with less packaging.
Places to recycle other materials:
Plastic bags: HEB, JCPenney, Target, Walgreens, Walmart locations
Used CFL (compact fluorescent light) bulbs: Home Depot