SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Friday
9:30 am - 12:30; 1:30 - 4:00 pm
WELCOME to TINA DRISCOLL -The new Office Administrator and Building Coordinator
On July 3
Tina Driscoll began her new role with us at EMUC. She has had a variety of roles managing offices and facilities but said her most important job has been as a mom to her daughter and son. She feels now is the time for her next chapter and is thrilled to be here. Growing up in the United Church, Tina is an active member of Munn’s United Church in Oakville. She is a member of the unified Board, is Co-chair of the Community Development Committee, has provided office relief for vacations and sings in the choir. Please drop by the office to say hi and introduce yourself. Join us in welcoming Tina!
A huge thank you is extended to all those who were involved in the search for our new Office and Building Administrator. The processes of developing a job description, advertising, interviewing and checking references took many volunteer hours and we are deeply appreciative to
Laura Macro, Kathy Andres, Sylvia Arnold, Rev. Kathi, Trish Campbell and David Leeder and the lead organizer, Heather Bunting.
We are delighted to welcome Tina Driscoll to this staff position and to the EMUC family!
INFORMATION FROM PEEL WASTE
This is the last article covering an information document from Peel Waste.
As pointed out last week the market is ever changing for recyclable items. Changing nature of products and packaging including new products challenge the system. Consumer behaviour such as online shopping, prepared food and take-put containers are adding to the amount collected at the curb. The end market is demanding higher quality of products. Also end users, especially China, are banning or curtailing importation of recyclables from Canada usually claiming contamination.
A fifth to a quarter of the items in the blue box are in the wrong box. These often contaminate recyclables . Here are a list of common items that
do not belong in the blue box: single serve/used coffee cups and pods, diapers, clothing, plastic toys, shredded paper and home healthcare waste (IV tubes and syringe casing). Even if the container has recycling logos on the back Peel may not be able to recycle.
At EMUC we cannot recycle plastic plates, cups, cutlery, straws and paper plates including Chinette. They belong in the garbage. Only styrofoam plates and cups are recyclable. At coffee time or meetings you might consider using your travel mug.
Food and other organics in the blue box are a major problem. For example putting a plastic berry container with the absorbent pad and moldy berries in the blue box causes contamination. Berries go in Green Bin and pad is garbage. Similarly a styrofoam or pizza box take out container with uneaten food should be emptied beforehand. Excess food in a recyclable container should be washed out or if stuck on the surface put in the garbage.
To assist in improving collection and reducing costs to your tax bill you are encourage to consult
If really stuck, scroll down to the bottom of the site where you can ask a direct question.
Submitted by Mary Anna Williams
FUNDSCRIP is an innovative fundraising program that asks you to purchase gift cards in order to pay for regular items you buy every month. A percentage of the cards purchased through FUNDSCRIP is donated back to our church.
Order forms for gift cards are available the last Sunday of every month.
next order date is August 25th.
Speak to Joanne Hines if you have any questions about the program.