To capture more bags and film, Trex sponsors two annual Challenge Programs - one for schools and one for community groups.
The School Challenge begins on November 15, and ends April 15
- Challenge: Collect the most plastic film and bags to win a Trex bench.
- Trex provides posters, recycling bins and magnets for students.
- Students collect plastic bags/ film from friends and family and fill their bins.
- Full bins are emptied, bagged, weighed and totals reported to Trex.
- Volunteers deliver full bags to the County Recycling Center or a participating retailer*
The Community Challenge - Select a 6-month collection period
- Challenge: Collect a minimum of 500 lbs. of plastic film and bags.
- Trex provides posters and recycling bins.
- Weights are recorded each month and totals reported to Trex.
- Volunteers deliver full bags to the County Recycling Center or participating retailer.*
- Groups who meet the 500 lbs. goal receive a Trex bench.
*Current participating retailers include Acme, Kohls, Whole Foods and Wegmans but they may limit amounts accepted from Challenge groups.
To learn more and/or register, please click the "Learn More" links below!