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From bags to benches

City is collecting plastic to receive free Trex benches


Last updated 9/3/2021 at 12:17pm

Photo courtesy of Rotary Club of Mill Creek

A free Trex bench will be donated for every 500 pounds of recycled plastic collected.

The Mill Creek Rotary Club, the Kiwanis Club of Mill Creek, and the Mill Creek Women's Club have partnered for Recycle Beyond the Bag; a recycling program from Recycled in America and NexTrex.

They are collecting the city's recycled plastic bags, box liners, newspaper sleeves, bubble wrap, and plastic e-commerce mailers at designated collection sites throughout the city.

For every 500 pounds of collected, recycled plastic, Trex will donate a free Trex bench to the city for community use.

"So far, we have collected over 1,000 pounds for two free benches, and we are just getting warmed up," s...

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