Trex Plastic Bag Recycling Challenge

The York County Beautification Committee is collecting plastic bags and wraps to participate in the Recycling Challenge, hosted by The Trex Company. The Trex Company has hosted the Recycling Challenge since 2006, with the objective of educating public on the importance of plastic film recycling through school and community recycling programs. Participants collect plastic bags and film with the goal of collecting or exceeding 500 pounds of plastic in a 6-month period. If the goal is met the group is awarded an earth-friendly Trex bench, created from recycled plastic bags and film. The YCBC plans to make this an ongoing program, and plans to donate a bench to local schools, libraries and public county areas.

This is an image of a Trex Bench at the Tabb Library

Plastic bags can be delivered to the dropoff recycling center at 145 Goodwin Neck Road, Monday through Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  They can also be delivered to the Tabb Library or Yorktown Library (new containers have been installed at each of the libraries for collection, but please don't throw trash in the new containers.)  Please make sure bags are contained in some way, such as a box or a paper/plastic bag.

The following items are being collected (clean, dry and free of food and residue, please):

  • Grocery bags
  • Bread bags
  • Case overwrap
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Newspaper sleeves
  • Ice bags
  • Wood pellet bags (clean of all debris)
  • Ziplock and other reclosable bags
  • Produce bags
  • Bubble wrap
  • Salt bags
  • Cereal bags
This is an image of a recycling container