Church Plans Scrap Metal Fund Drive

Oct. 20, 2009

Keep old holiday lights out of the landfill.


Scrap metal drive November 7th will help community dispose of metal items properly


Milwaukee, WI – Load up your vehicle with broken and unwanted metal items on Saturday, November 7th and bring them to the parking lot of Unitarian Universalist Church West (UUCW) for recycling from 8:00am – 12noon at 13001 West North Avenue in Brookfield, WI.


UUCW has teamed up with Action Recyclers of Milwaukee for a one-day-only Scrap Metal Fund Drive to help keep scrap metal out of landfills and to help raise awareness about the value of recycling. Often overlooked, holiday lights are recyclable as scrap metal. With the recent push to switch to LED lights for their energy efficiency, consumers with older holiday lights can recycle them. Other household items commonly recycled as scrap metal include computers, metal chairs, pans, cords, grills and some appliances.


An extensive list of acceptable items for the scrap metal drive includes items made of metals such as aluminum, copper, cast iron, sheet iron, unprepared iron, stainless steel and brass as well as computers & laptops, monitors, car batteries and more. The full list can be found on the Action Recyclers website at . Prohibited items include light bulbs, alkaline batteries, compressed gas containers and items containing PCBs or asbestos.


In the United States, the amount of steel that is discarded and not recycled every year is enough to build all the new American-made cars, according to Action Recyclers website, and Americans represent only 5% of the world's population, but generate 30% of the world's garbage.


Recyclable metal items can be transported to the church and trained volunteers will be there to load them into a truck for later delivery to Action Recyclers of Milwaukee. Proceeds from the drive will benefit UUCW programs.


For a complete list of accepted and prohibited items, visit


For more information on the Scrap Metal Fund Drive, contact UUCW at 262 782-3535.


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