Three Basic Rules of Recycling  

We are lucky here in Cumberland County that we have a number of recycling centers throughout the county.  So what can you do at home to make the recycling easier for you and your family?  There a which types of plastic your building and neighborhood will accept. There are three easy rules.  Knowing these rules and putting them into practice will help you recycle more efficiently.


Recycle bottles, cans, paper and cardboard.
Make sure it‘s clean!
Flatten cardboard.
Set up designated recycling containers at home, work, and school.
Look for products made out of recycled materials when you shop.

Keep food and liquid out of your recycling. 

Look into composing.  We will be covering composing in an up-coming post.  Look for updates on our Facebook page on the local composting program we have planned for Pleasant Hill.

No loose plastic bags and no bagged recyclables.  

The main reason most recycling centers are asking people to not place their recyclables in bags is because loose bags get stuck in the machines that sort the recyclables. When the bags get stuck, it causes the machine to jam and stop working 

Many groups are using plastic bags to make plarn (plastic yarn) and homeless mats and animal shelter mats.  We will be providing more information on this in a later post. 

Pleasant Hill Community Church, United Church of Christ, located at 67 Church Drive, Pleasant Hill, TN.  We are an Open and Affirming, Whole Earth, Global Mission, Just Peace congregation of the United Church of Christ.  With roots in the post-Civil War work of the American Missionary Association and deep connections with Uplands Village, a UCC-affiliated retirement community here in Pleasant Hill, Pleasant Hill Community Church remains a vibrant center for social justice work and theological exploration.

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