Recycling is Happening Now!

learning-about-recycling-recycle-earth-care-cosyRecycling at Sixth Church

During the Time for Children on October 2, we lifted up our new recycling initiative. We are now collecting hard-to-recycle items (see list below). So please save your hard-to-recycle items and bring them in to our collection bins. There will be separate, labeled receptacles for each type of item; don’t hesitate to ask if you need help.

Please look over the list of items that we are NOT collecting. These are things that the City of Pittsburgh Recycling Program and Giant Eagle already collect. Please put these things out at the curb for the city or bring them to your local Giant Eagle recycling bin.

For the items on our list, our bins will be available for the foreseeable future.

WE ARE COLLECTING THESE ITEMS (list updated July 2017):

Recycling: by Collector

Marnie Bertolet

  • Snack bags: family, multipack, and individual sizes
  • Healthy snack plastic pouches and caps

Cosy Cornelius-Bates

  • Natural care items
    • toothbrushes plus toothpaste tubes + caps
    • mouthwash bottles + caps
    • floss containers
    • deodorant containers + caps
    • soap packaging
  • Energy bar wrappers with silver foil inside, like Larabars

Carol Emerson, Batteries

Keith Gillogly, Digital and Electronic Waste
PLEASE CONTACT KEITH BEFORE DROPPING OFF A TV—THERE IS A FEE

  • Tablets
  • TVs
  • Handheld video game systems
  • Video game systems
  • Computers
  • Computer monitors
  • Computer mice
  • Toys
  • Electronic toothbrushes
  • Electric shavers
  • Digital alarm clocks
  • Cordless house phones
  • Digital watches
  • TV remotes
  • Radios/speakers
  • Flashlights
  • DVD players
  • VCRs
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair straighteners

Nora Johnson           

  • Writing instruments
    • ballpoint pens + pen caps
    • markers + caps
    • mechanical pencils
    • permanent markers + caps
  • Scotch tape dispensers
  • Brita products
    • dispensers
    • bottles
    • all filters and packaging
    • faucet filtration systems
    • pitchers

Sue Koehler

  • Techno-Trash
    • CDs
    • DVDs
    • floppy disks
    • cassette tapes
    • hard drives
    • zip drives
    • cell phones
    • chargers
    • power cords
    • digital cameras

Jan Myers-Newbury, Binders

Recycling: by item name

Batteries—Collector: Carol Emerson

Binders—Collector: Jan Myers-Newbury

Brita products—Collector: Nora Johnson

  • dispensers
  • bottles
  • all filters and packaging
  • faucet filtration systems
  • pitchers

Digital and Electronic Waste—Collector: Keith Gillogly

PLEASE CONTACT KEITH BEFORE DROPPING OFF A TV—THERE IS A FEE

  • Tablets
  • TVs
  • Handheld video game systems
  • Video game systems
  • Computers
  • Computer monitors
  • Computer mice
  • Toys
  • Electronic toothbrushes
  • Electric shavers
  • Digital alarm clocks
  • Cordless house phones
  • Digital watches
  • TV remotes
  • Radios/speakers
  • Flashlights
  • DVD players
  • VCRs
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair straighteners

Energy bar wrappers with silver foil inside, like Larabars—Collector: Cosy Cornelius-Bates

Healthy snack plastic pouches and caps—Collector: Marnie Bertolet

Natural care items—Collector: Cosy Cornelius-Bates

  • toothbrushes plus toothpaste tubes + caps
  • mouthwash bottles + caps
  • floss containers
  • deodorant containers + caps
  • soap packaging

Scotch tape dispensers—Collector: Nora Johnson

Snack bags—family, multipack, and individual sizes: Collector: Marnie Bertolet

Techno-Trash—Collector: Sue Koehler

  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • floppy disks
  • cassette tapes
  • hard drives
  • zip drives
  • cell phones
  • chargers
  • power cords
  • digital cameras

Writing instruments—Collector: Nora Johnson

  • ballpoint pens + pen caps
  • markers + caps
  • mechanical pencils
  • permanent markers + caps
  • Collector: Nora Johnson

WE ARE NOT COLLECTING THESE ITEMS:

City of Pittsburgh Residential Recycling

  • Mixed Paper
  • Office Paper, Newspaper, Magazines, Hardcover + Softcover Books,
  • Catalogs, Junk Mail + Phone Books, Paperboard
  • Plastic (Bottles, Jugs, and Jars #1-5 & 7)
  • Office Paper
  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Hardcover / Softcover Books
  • Catalogs
  • Junk Mail / Phone Books
  • Paperboard
  • Beverage Bottles, Gallon Jugs, Food Bottles, Tubs and Jars (3 gallons or less)
  • Aluminum and steel cans
  • Beverage Bottles
  • Gallon Jugs
  • Food Bottles, Tubs and Jars (3 gallons or less)
  • No Styrofoam or #6 Plastics
  • Must be clean and dry. Discard all lids and caps.
  • Beer + Juice + Soda Cans, Food Cans, Aerosol Cans
  • Beer / Juice / Soda Cans
  • Food Cans
  • Aerosol Cans (Must be completely empty)
  • Must be clean and dry.
  • Glass (Bottles, Jars and Jugs)
  • Food Jars, Beer + Juice + Soda Bottles, Wine + Spirit Bottles, Growlers
  • Food Jars
  • Beer / Juice / Soda Bottles
  • Wine / Spirit Bottles
  • Growlers
  • No plate glass (windows) or dinnerware (Pyrex, etc.)
  • Must be clean and dry.
  • Cardboard

Giant Eagle Recycling:

  • Plastic newspaper sleeves
  • Clear shrink wrap and stretch film plastic
  • Plastic shopping bags
  • Clear bags
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Clean and dry plastic produce bags
  • Dry cleaner bags

Other recycling options:

Did you know that there are many options in and around the city to recycle products which are generally not recyclable by local municipalities during curbside pickup? For instance, check out PRC.org to turn in household hazardous waste in almost monthly events throughout the area.

Or how about polystyrene, the hard, lightweight, white material used when packaging large electronics (look for #6 recycle symbol) – you can take this to Construction Junction, which works with PRC to recycle this.

Electronics, e-waste and techno-waste can turn your cool gadgets into regrettable gizmos if it weren’t for places like:

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