Just in time for the holidays, there is a new option for dealing with polystyrene (brand name Styrofoam). Cooper Township has opened their quarterly foam recycling program to people outside the township. They accept peanuts, packing materials (e.g. the foam that protects electronics during shipping), egg cartons, and food containers that have been cleaned well (stains are okay, food debris is not).
Please remove lids, straws, packaging tape, and labels. It is helpful to sort the materials. For example, separate food containers from packing materials and put peanuts in see-through bags.
2019 Polystyrene Drop Off Dates:
Jan. 5, 2019 – 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.
Mar 23, 2019 – 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.
Jun 22, 2019 – 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.
Sept 28, 2019 – 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.
The Green Sanctuary Committee will organize a Styrofoam collection at church December 23 and 30. Watch for more information in the Friday Flash.
If you forget to bring your materials to church, you can drop them off yourself in Cooper on Jan. 5. Drop Off Location: Old Recycling Center, 1590 West D Ave.