The York County Beautification Committee and the York Libraries are 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, to be donated to local schools, libraries and public county areas.
The new collections containers are located in front of Tabb Library (100 Long Green Blvd., Yorktown) and Yorktown Library (8500 George Washington Memorial Highway, Yorktown), and are identified as a container for plastic bags, film and wrap. Please do not throw trash in the containers, as it will contaminate the plastic material.
Plastic bags can still be delivered to the dropoff recycling center at 145 Goodwin Neck Road as well, Monday through Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.