Troy Lions take on Recycling Challenge   

Troy Lions take on Recycling Challenge   Pictured, from left, are Lion Cassy Dygert, Lion Wanda Johnson, Lion Robyn Cummings, and Lion Scott Cummings. Provided photo.

Join the Troy Lions Club in its fight to clean up the environment. As of Nov. 1, the Lions have begun a 6-month Trex Recycling Challenge and hope to collect 500 lbs. of plastic in the Troy Community. 

Five hundred pounds is an enormous amount, equivalent to 40,500 plastic grocery bags. Along with grocery bags they are collecting bubble wrap, bread bags, dry cleaning bags, newspaper sleeves, ice bags, plastic shipping envelopes, Ziploc and other food storage bags, cereal bags, case overwrap for soda or water, salt bags, wood pellet bags, produce bags, pallet wrap, and stretch film. All materials must be dry and free from food residue. 

Troy Lions take on Recycling Challenge   
Pictured, from left, are Lion Cassy Dygert, Lion Wanda Johnson, Lion Robyn Cummings, and Lion Scott Cummings. Provided photo.

Their hope is to get this plastic out of our landfills and into something useful. Trex recycles the plastic and turns it into all weather polywood furniture made of high-density polythylene. If the Lions are successful, Trex will send them a beautiful 4-foot bench that they will display in the Troy Community for people to enjoy.  

The Lions are working with local businesses that receive products shipped in shrink-wrap and plastic sheeting. Thanks to Tops Supermarket for transporting the plastic to their recycling center and then on to Trex. Tops has recycling bins conveniently located in the front of their store to recycle your grocery bags and smaller items. 

Contact Cassy Dygert at (570) 423-2307 if you have larger quantities to recycle. The Troy Lions Club and the environment thank you for your support.

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