Trex

Recycling may start at home, but it can continue at school! Many schools and universities participate in plastic film recycling competitions. Trex Company, which manufactures composite lumber, holds annual recycling competitions primarily for K-12 schools. To learn more, visit their website.

RecycleMania

RecycleMania is one of the larger recycling competitions for colleges and universities. RecycleMania is a friendly competition that allows schools to track the amount of recycling, including plastic film, generated for eight weeks, and ranks schools against each other. Click here to learn more about RecycleMania.

COVID-19 and Plastic Film Recycling

NOTE: Plastic bags/wraps typically do not get recycled in curbside bins. They must be returned to participating drop-off locations such as retail stores for recycling.

Thank you for recycling your plastic bags and wraps.

During this COVID-19 pandemic, we urge you to recycle your plastic bags, wraps, and other film packaging at drop-off locations ONLY WHEN AND WHERE POSSIBLE.

Some stores have temporarily halted collection of plastic bags and wraps. And some of you are not able to venture out. If either is the case, please collect your bags/wraps at home until events change. Bags/wraps can be compressed and stored inside another plastic bag.

As always, please follow the direction of your local and state public health officials, and do not shop or take anything to a store/drop-off if there’s reason to suspect anyone in your household has been exposed to the coronavirus. If you do shop, please take appropriate steps to help protect store employees so they can continue to provide essential products during this crisis.

Thank you for your support of plastic film recycling. Recycling contributes to sustainability and provides valuable materials for American manufacturers, so we encourage you to continue recycling when and where possible.

Be safe.

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