Two filled yellow plastic bags

Plastic Recycle Drive

Recycle Beyond the Bag!

Plastic Bag Collection Drive Helps Sustainability

Boy holding two plastic bags full of other plastic bags to be recycledFeeling overwhelmed with all the plastic bags in your life?

  • 160,000 plastic bags are used every 5 seconds
  • 5 trillion are used every year world wide
  • They’re used only for an average of only 12 minutes
  • They take well over 500 years to break down into micro-plastics that pollute our water and many organisms

Now are you feeling overwhelmed? Have no fear, Heckrodt Wetland Reserve has partnered with Trex Decking to provide you with a drop off site for your clean and dry plastic bags. We accept:

  • Produce & Bread Bags
  • Ziploc Bags
  • Grocery Bags
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Cereal and Ice Bags
  • Dry-Cleaning Bags
  • Shopping Bags
  • Birdseed Bags

Help us make a difference in the world! Plus if we raise over 500 pounds, Heckrodt will get a free recycled bench!

The plastic collection drive will continue indefinitely.

 

So, how are we doing?

Heckrodt has served as a community drop offsite since 2018 and we have helped collect over 3,000 pounds of plastic bags. You can make a difference in your community and reduce your footprint.