PLEASE HELP US TO REDUCE LANDFILL!

Further to our previous article in August Meeting Point, the Greenforce Team at St Mary’s church is now launching their project to help reduce the amount of items sent to landfill sites and at the same time support local schools.

A brown storage box with various bins inside is now located to the left of the Church porch and this will be the collection point for you to drop off your items as shown below. We are collecting 3 types of items to begin with on a trial basis.

  • CRISP PACKETS will be taken to Olveston School to support a project in conjunction with Guide Dogs for the Blind. All brands of crisp wrappers are accepted.
  • DENTAL WASTE – will be taken to Crossways school in Thornbury who are already enrolled in the TerraCycle Scheme. Items ACCEPTED are any brand of: floss containers, plastic toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and caps, electric and battery toothbrush heads, any plastic or carton outer packaging for toothbrushes and toothpaste. (Please note that items NOTACCEPTED on this scheme are Interdental brushes, battery operated toothbrushes, dental floss (string), mouthwash plastic bottles, breath sprays, denture adhesives packaging, denture tablets packaging, denture cream tubes, toothpaste pumps, toothache kits).
  • WRITING INSTRUMENTS – will also be taken to Crossways school in Thornbury who are already enrolled in The TerraCycle Scheme. Items ACCEPTED are any brand of: pens, felt tips, highlighters, markers, mechanical pencils, correction tape and fluid pots, fountain pens and ink cartridges. (Please note that items NOT ACCEPTED are wooden pencils, crayons, glue sticks, rubbers and rulers).

We do hope that as a much loved village and local community you will join us in trying to support these local schemes, whilst at the same time helping to reduce the items that currently go to landfill sites. THANK YOU!