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Atonement Lutheran Church is a Christian community in New Brighton.

Challenge

After hearing about the BizRecycling program from another church that had been successful with starting an organics recycling program, Atonement Lutheran Church wanted to start a similar program. They also wanted to find ways to recycle better. They contacted us for help.

How We Helped

Our Recycling Expert visited Atonement Lutheran Church to meet Pastor Peter and learn more about their waste management. They helped Atonement Lutheran Church set up organics recycling with a local hauler. A BizRecycling grant paid for new recycling, organics collection, and trash bins. Bins were placed throughout the facility, including in the kitchens, bathrooms, lobby, and preschool.

The church then started educating their congregation on the new organics recycling program. Our Recycling Expert gave a presentation to interested congregants and helped answer their questions. Recycling information has been incorporated into the preschool curriculum.

Outcome

The organics recycling program has been well-received by congregants. Pastor Peter tells us that, “this makes people more conscious of their environment so we are better stewards of what we have and what we’ve been given.”

When asked about the experience of going through the BizRecycling grant process, Pastor Peter said, “It was surprisingly easy! The grant was really simple and after getting the items we needed to be successful, it was a no-brainer!”

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