Trex Plastics Challenge

What is Trex?

Trex is a company headquartered in Winchester, VA. They produce composite decking and outdoor furniture made from 95% recycled wood and plastic film. You can learn more by going to https://www.trex.com/why-trex/eco-friendly-decking/.

What is the challenge?

The challenge presented by Trex is to collect at least 500 pounds of plastic film within a six month time period. Plastic collected is then sent to a local retailer where it is then sent to a distribution center from which Trex purchases the plastic. If the 500 pound minimum is met, Trex provides a free bench to the institution.

What plastic can be collected?

Below is a list of all the types of plastic that can be recycled as part of the challenge. Please make sure that all plastic is clean, dry, and free of food residue.

  • Trex Collection ContainerBread and cereal bags
  • Grocery bags
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Newspaper sleeves
  • Ice bags
  • Ziplock and other re-sealable bags
  • Produce bags
  • Bubble wrap
  • Packaging air pillows
  • Food storage bags
  • Salt bags
  • Product wrap

Where are the drop-off locations?

Location maps can be accessed by clicking on the location links below or by going to aggiemap.tamu.edu and searching for the location(s). | View map of all 5 locations

Individual location maps can be accessed by clicking on the location links above or by going to aggiemap.tamu.edu and searching for the location(s).

As of This Date
Current Challenge
Weight Recycled
Total Weight Recycled
2019-2020
240.9 lbs
1,269.21 lbs
(since Fall 2018)