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On Saturday morning, members of Oswego Presbyterian Church’s Earth Care Team collected bags and boxes full of Styrofoam and polystyrene to take to a recycling facility in North Aurora.
Kenneth Mozingo, a member of the Earth Care Team, said that the drive, one of the events sponsored by the group, has been offered at the church for three years.
“With curbside pickup, you’ve got recycling of a lot of things, but not polystyrene, not Styrofoam. We’re finding that more and more Styrofoam is being used for packaging and carry-out,” Mozingo said. As a result, the team hosts the collection drive to safely dispose of unwanted or leftover Styrofoam and polystyrene items.
“We’re just trying to keep it out of the landfill,” Mozingo said.
In 2017, the Earth Care Team collected an estimate of more than 140 cubic yards of foam for recycling.
The group will hold another collection from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, July 14, at the church, at 1976 Route 25 in Oswego.