Local Resources for Earth-Friendly Disposal

Do you have bulky or hazardous items you'd like to dispose of, but you're not sure where to take them?

The Creation Care team at FaithWestwood has put together a list of local resources to help you dispose of your unwanted items in an earth-friendly way that keeps metals and toxic chemicals out of our landfill and waterways. 

Continue scrolling to find more information about FW's Creation Care Ministry, our partnership with Hillside Solutions, and our Zero Waste goal.

Creation Care @ FaithWestwood

All creation is the Lord’s, and we are responsible for the ways in which we use and abuse it.

   -- The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church - 2016

Our Goal: Zero Waste

Our Creation Care team works behind the scenes with the goal to make FaithWestwood a Zero Waste building -- and everyone who visits FaithWestwood has a chance to participate in this effort!

What's Zero Waste?

Zero Waste means we divert at least 80% of our building's waste from the landfill by reducing, reusing, recycling, or composting.

For more information about the Creation Care Team and what they do, contact Jen Robinson at jen.robinson@faithwestwood.com.

Separation is the Key to Success

Recently our church was awarded a grant from the Nebraska Recycling Council to purchase six new recycling stations for our church building. These multi-bin stations display easy-to-understand graphics that show exactly what type of recyclable item goes into each bin. Then, when our new recycling partner, Hillside Solutions, comes to pick up the items, they'll already be pre-sorted, clean, and ready to recycle or compost in an efficient and cost-effective way.   

And it's working! 

Already, working together to separate our recyclables has drastically reduced the amount of refuse our church is sending to the landfill. That's some good news right there!