The Green Sanctuary Composting/Reduce/Reuse/Recycling team has set up a “special” recycling center for our church, and we will make sure that these items find their way to special recycling centers located in Evanston or Skokie. Our church’s special recycling center is located near the bathrooms on the main floor and has labeled drawers. The following items can be placed in the drawers:
Batteries: AA, AAA, C, D and 9 volt, as well as rechargeable batteries (NiCad, NiMh, lithium ion, and lithium polymer).
Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL): these contain a small amount of mercury, so please put them in a zip-lock-type baggie and place them in the drawer carefully. Non-CFL bulbs are not recyclable.
Cell phones (we will be hosting larger electronics recycling periodically throughout the year)
Used Toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, floss containers
Pens and Markers
Old Glue Bottles
Brita and PUR Water Filters (brand specific)
Nylons: including pantyhose, nylon knee highs and tights- No Nonsense will take all of these used products (all brands) and turn them into park benches, playground equipment and carpets! Or, if you prefer, you can send them in yourself with USPS mail return labels that you can download yourself from their website (http://www.nononsense.com/PantyhoseRecycling.aspx) or which will be provided at the special recycling center- just affix the label to a brown envelope filled with your used nylons, take it to the Post Office, and mail back to No Nonsense.
And look for occasional educational updates at the recycling center for information on additional items you probably didn’t even know you could recycle!