Wagon of Recycled Bags

Plastic Recycle Drive

Recycle Beyond the Bag!Boy holding two plastic bags full of other plastic bags to be recycled

Plastic Bag Collection Drive Helps Sustainability

Feeling overwhelmed with all the plastic bags in your life?

  • 160,000 plastic bags are used every 5 seconds
  • 5 trillion are used every year worldwide
  • 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 for a plastic recycle drive 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

Note:  The site where we drop off the collected bags has requested all plastic be put into clear plastic bags.   If you could help us out by putting your collected plastic into clear plastic bags (rather than black trash bags), it will really save staff time and money.  Thank you!

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

The collection of bags for our plastic recycle drive will continue indefinitely.

So, how did we do in 2021?