TREX Recycling Program

Trex Recycling

Hollywood Elementary School has entered the TREX recycling competition! (http://www.trex.com/)
Kick-off started November 15th!

The TREX company make decks and other outdoor products out of recycled plastic! We are going to be collecting many kinds of plastic bags and enter the competition to recycle as many pounds of plastic bags we possibly can! We are hoping this will encourage recycling within our Hollywood community and families.


Trex utilizes millions of plastic grocery store bags each year to create its composite lumber product, keeping this material out of landfills locally and across the country. By building a partnership with schools students can learn the importance of recycling, keep plastic out of the landfills and be rewarded for their efforts. By reducing, reusing, and recycling plastic bags, you and your child can help reduce litter, prevent pollution and save natural resources.


There are 3 white bins to turn in plastic bags. Our Green Team coordinator, Mrs. Allen, will collect them when they are full so she can weigh and deposit the bags. They can be all kinds of plastic bags as long as they are clean and free of food residue. The TREX company provided each student with a magnet for their home to remind families of what they can bring to school to aid us in our competition!! Parents and students can just drop them off on their way into school (or drop them off in my room if easiest).


Some examples of plastic bags they take:

grocery bags, bread bags, case overwrap, dry cleaning bags, newspaper sleeves, ice bags, wood pellet bags,ziploc & other re-sealable bags, produce bags, bubble wrap, salt bags, and cereal bags.


Learn more about eco-friendly decking at:

http://www.trex.com/why-trex/eco-friendly-decking/


Thank you for supporting this recycling initiative!

If you have any questions, please contact Christine Allen at ckallen@smcps.org

or 301-373-4350.