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 the Trex Eco-Friendly Decking website.
What is the challenge?
The challenge presented by Trex is to collect at least 500 pounds of plastic film within six months. 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 ensure all plastic is clean, dry, and free of food residue.
- Bread 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
Recycled so far
Pounds of film recycled since program started = 5,189.8 lbs. since November 2018 (weight as of 8/16/2022)
Where are the drop-off locations?
- Gardens Community Center – Can be accessed by taking Bus Route 04 – Gig ‘Em
- Hullabaloo Hall 24-Hour Desk – Can be accessed by taking Bus Route 01 – Bonfire or Bus Route 02 – Replant
- Commons 24-Hour Desk – Can be accessed by taking Bus Route 01 – Bonfire
- White Creek Activity Center – Can be accessed by taking Bus Route 03 – Yell Practice