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Posted on: December 26, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Save your plastic bags and put them to good use!

The Township of Union is proud to be participating in the TREX Plastic Bag Challenge. The challenge is currently underway and will last for six months.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the TREX challenge,” said Suzette Cavadas, Mayor. “ This is an exciting program that gets people excited about recycling plastics by providing a tangible and useful reward.”

The Trex Plastic Bag Challenge encourages Union residents to collect and turn in a minimum of 500lbs or 37,500 plastic bags. If the goal is met, TREX Outdoor Furniture will turn them into a bench to be placed in one of Union’s parks.

There will be three drop off locations where residents can bring their plastic bags to be collected for the Challenge: 

·    Union Town hall 1976 Morris Ave. Union, NJ

·    Union Senior Center 968 Bonnel Court. Union, NJ

·    Union Department of Public Works 1 Swanstorm Place. Union, NJ 

Items that can be turned in for the Challenge include the following:


·    LDPE/HDPE Films

·    Newspaper Sleeves

·    Bread Bags

·    Product Wrap

·    Cereal Liners

·    Food Storage Bags 

·    Ice Bags

·    Pellet Bags

·    Produce Bags 

·    Dry Cleaning Bags 

·    Grocery Bags 

·    Case Overwrap

·    Packaging Air Pillows 

·    Salt bags

For additional information, visit, or contact the Office of Public Information at (908) 851-5096. To keep up to date with all events and initiatives in the Township of Union, visit them on social media @twpunionnj. 

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