Organ pipes in the Sanctuary of First Church in Cambridge. A wrought iron chandelier hangs in the foreground.

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Recycling, Compost, and Trash at First Church: A Quick Primer

April 20, 2023

It has been wonderful  to be able to gather in person again for fellowship, formation, and meetings, while also partaking in refreshments, snacks, treats, and even full meals. Because gatherings with food are back in full swing, we thought it would be a good idea to remind everyone of the proper ways to dispose of waste here at First Church.

Recycling (blue containers)

metal cans and foil
glass bottles and jars
plastic containers
paper and cardboard

Compost (green containers)

food waste
used tea bags, coffee grounds and filters
paper towels, napkins, and muffin papers
certified compostable plates, cups, and utensils

Trash (black containers)

After you have recycled and composted what you can, what’s left can go in the trash.

Thank you very much for disposing of your refuse in the proper containers. Not only is it in line with our Earth Stewardship goals, but both the City of Cambridge and our compost company will fine the church if trash is mixed in with the recycling or compost.

Questions? Want to learn more about refuse disposal at First Church?
Contact Director of Operations Kirsten Manville.