Recycling Program

A RECYCLING PROGRAM FOR MAIN STREET BAPTIST CHURCH

The Faith and Foundations Class after studying a chapter on Being Environmentally Conscious felt led to begin a program to facilitate recycling among the members of Main Street Baptist Church. Psalm 24:1 says, “The earth is the LORD's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” (New International Version) In other words, we don’t own any of God’s world; we are stewards of the portion with which God has blessed us. Sad to say, the human race has defiled God’s world through water, air, land, and other types of pollution. Our throw-away society has filled our landfills with items which may take years to decompose—some may never. To make matters worse, as some items in landfills decompose, they contaminate our drinking water, lakes, streams, etc.

Will you join us in our effort to recycle as many items as possible? Receptacles have been placed in the car port area where the church van is kept. Please bring items you want to recycle and place them in the appropriate receptacles. When the receptacles are full, they will be taken to the Recycle Drop-Off Center in Muskogee. Below is a list of acceptable items.

  • Newspapers, magazines, phone books, office paper, envelopes, etc.
  • Cardboard—Please break down boxes. Pizza boxes are NOT acceptable.
  • Aluminum cans—Please RINSE out and SQUASH. The cans will be sold and the proceeds used to help cover Operation Christmas Child postage.
  • Metal/Tin cans—Please RINSE out. Scrap metal is also welcome as we have located a place where we can sell it.
  • #1 Plastic bottles—Examples are clear and green soda bottles, water bottles, cooking oil bottles, peanut butter jars, salad dressing bottles, and other food and drink containers. The neck opening MUST be smaller than the base. Please RINSE out and remove lids; water bottle lids may be deposited in Operation Christmas Child receptacles for use as markers for games like checkers.
  • #2 Plastic bottles—Examples are milk jugs, detergent bottles, shampoo bottles, and other containers. Please remove lids, RINSE out, and SQUASH. The neck opening MUST be smaller than the base.

Items NOT Acceptable Under Our Recycling Program:

  • Automotive and household batteries (AA, AAA, 9 volt, C and D batteries can be thrown in the trash after taping both ends)
  • Glass, used cooking oil, and clean plastic shopping bags. (Please take bags to Wal-Mart)
  • Radioactive material, sealed containers or tanks of any kind, aerosol cans, containers with free flowing liquids inside, microwaves, light ballasts, oil filters, appliances, explosive material, rocks, dirt, concrete, wood tires, or household trash.