Kairos-Milwaukie United Church of Christ

KMUCC Styrofoam DayOn January 12, 2020, we took 3 full truckloads and at least 5 carloads of styrofoam in for recycling. Wow!

We found out that a local Milwaukie non-profit called Exceed Enterprises has a styrofoam pickup location near Bob’s Red Mill restaurant. They take it to Agilyx for recycling. Exceed is a supported employment agency for disabled people, but a group called Milwaukie Environmental Alliance has set up this pickup location in the Exceed parking lot. They are only doing pickup Mon-Fri daytime through March of this year. It appears to be a trial setup but they seemed thrilled to have us bring so much stuff!

An interesting note is when we returned to the church for our last load (that we thought would be a light one), we were surprised that someone had dropped off a big stack of containers!

Some notes about this project: We need to check what people give. That was done well right after church but later donations had random junk plastics and some flexible stuff that resembled styrofoam but isn't. We bundled things in plastic bags which is good for handling, but we now have maybe 20 bags (we need to reuse those next time).

We would say the styrofoam recycling project was an awesome success! Thanks to everyone that contributed.... and it was a lot of people!