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Posted on: May 17, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Township of Union to begin a new six-month Trex Recycling Challenge

The Mayor and Committee of the Township of Union are excited to announce that the Township of Union will begin a new six month round for the Trex Plastic Bag Challenge after surpassing 1,037lbs in the initial challenge.

“I’m beyond ecstatic knowing that our residents were devotedly pitching in to recycle their share,” stated Mayor Michele Delisfort. “I encourage our youth and local organizations to join us as we embark on another six-month challenge and help us reach our goal again.”

The new six-month challenge will run from May 16th until November 16th.  

Drop off locations are the following

  • 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

The Challenge is part of the Trex Recycling Program, aimed at encouraging the general public to recycle their grocery bags, bread bags, produce bags, cereal bags, ice bags, case overwrap, bubble wrap, dry cleaning bags, Ziploc and other re-sealable bags, and similar bags and wrap for other objects. If the organization or school collects 500 or more pounds of thin film plastics within a six-month period, Trex will send the group a Trex Outdoor Furniture 48" Yacht Club Bench.         

The Trex Company estimates that the weight of 75 thin film plastic bags equals approximately one pound. This means that for every 500 pounds collected, a total of approximately 37,500 thin film plastic bags were collected.

 For more information, visit or the Public Information Office, at 908-851-5096 or at

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