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Posted on: July 27, 2020

Farmers Market and Rec Center recycling single-use, thin plastics to receive a community bench.

Recycle single-use, thin plastics at the Rec Center and Farmers Market.

The Christiansburg Farmers Market is doing its part to help the community through a special sustainability project in conjunction with Trex, a Winchester, Virginia company.

As of July 23, a collection area will be at Hickok Street on Thursdays to collect plastics. Recycle your household bags, and Trex will wrap them into an earth-friendly composite decking and railing material.

Items that can be recycled include: produce and bread bags, grocery check-out bags, cereal box liners and ice bags, as well as Ziploc and other resealable bags, and case wraps from bulk items like bottled water. You can also recycle newspaper sleeves, dry cleaning bags, plastic shopping bags and bubble wrap!

If the Christiansburg Farmers Market can collect more than 500 pounds of plastic refuse in a six-month span (about 40,500 plastic bags), the company will donate a high-performance, composite bench to the community.

You can also recycle your plastics at the Christiansburg Recreation Center, 1600 N. Franklin Street. Just ask someone at the front desk!

Since 1996, Trex has invented, refined and perfected their composite deck material, becoming the world’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking products. Learn more about Trex’s Recycling Program here:

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