YOUR RECYCLING SOLUTION FOR PLASTIC FILM PACKAGING

Downtown Denton

has taken the Trex Challenge

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Trex's premium composite decking is made from recycled grocery bags and other plastic film.

Drop off your plastic film at: Caroline County Public Library (Denton) Recreation and Parks, or Denton Farmers Market

Trex® is proud to sponsor local recycling programs in universities and communities throughout the country. If your team can collect more than 500 pounds of plastic refuse in a six-month span (about 40,500 plastic bags), we will donate a high-performance composite bench to your school or community.
How much have we collected for the month of June?
June's recorded turned in plastic film:  32 pounds.  We still have 468 pounds to collect and 154 days as of June 30th to meet our goal!  Let's work together to meet the 500 pound goal!
Frequently Asked Questions

Can I recycle plastic bags and film if they…

Are colored plastic?  YES, the color does not affect the recycling process.
Tear like paper? NO, please do not include, as they are not currently accepted in film/bag recycling bins.…Stretch when I pull it apart with both hands? YES, this is the correct type of plastic to recycle. If it doesn’t stretch or it tears like paper, please throw it in the trash.…
Are thicker, stiff plastics for linens and beddings (including anything with a real zipper)?NO, they are not the kind of plastic recyclers can use in their processes.…
Have a paper label or tape stuck on? YES, but labels, tape and adhesive strips should be removed if possible. You can simply cut off of the label as the integrity of the bag isn’t important to the recycler.…
Are pet food bags? NO, this plastic is not recyclable.…
are very shiny (like floral wrap) and make a loud crinkly sound when crumpled?NO, this plastic film is not recyclable.…
Have a shiny metal look like a chip bag or candy wrappers? NO, this plastic film is not recyclable.…
Have this NexTrex® label? YES, brands and retailers are using this label to let consumers know that the plastic film package is recyclable.…
Are labeled degradable AND recyclable? NO, recyclers can’t risk using degradable plastics in new items so these items are not recyclable.…
Contains other materials or is dirty or wet? NO, plastic film must be clean and dry and the right type in order for it to be recycled.
Please remove all other materials like tape, paper receipts, food residue and crumbs, and crinkly or rigid plastics (bottles and tubs). These contaminants can ruin the quality of the plastic and may result in it not being recycled.