Recycling plastic bags into community benches with TREX
Keep Lewisville Beautiful’s “Bags to Benches” program is a partnership with the NexTrex Company to recycle plastic film and keep it out of landfills. NexTrex makes composite decking material and outdoor furniture out of reclaimed wood and plastic film.
2023- We have paused our plastic collection until we get volunteers to help us manage our public bins. If this sounds like something you are interested in, please reach out to staff! If you are part of a group wanting to host a bin, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
For every 500 pounds of plastic film KLB and volunteers collect during a six-month period, KLB will earn and recieve a new bench made of recycled materials for our community. With your help, we have been able to collect enough materials to receive and donate benches to the City of Lewisville Parks and Recreation department at these locations:
- Daffodil Park
- Fox Creek Greenbelt
KLB currently has one public bin located outside of our office, at the Lewisville Visitor Information Center. If you are interested in hosting a bin at your location, please contact our office for more details about the program.
Volunteers can also weigh their own bags and drop them off at Winco plastic bag on Main Street. Please make sure to report the weight of the bags to the KLB office for our community to get credit for them.
Plastic films labeled with #2 or #4 recycling symbol
- Pallet wrap and stretch film
- Grocery bags
- Bread bags
- Case overwrap
- Dry cleaning bags
- Newspaper sleeves
- Ice bags
- Wood pellet bags
- Ziplock and other re-closable Food storage bags
- Produce bags
- Bubble wrap and air pillow
- Salt bags
- Cereal bags
- Plastic padded envelopes