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4-H clover Anoka County 4-H landfill to landscape: plastic challenge

Are you tired of all the plastic that we use and then just throw away? Many of us know all about recycling our plastic bottles and containers, but what about all of the plastic that surrounds the items we buy. Trex uses all those plastic items to create durable items. Let's make a difference in our world by just recycling these items instead of just throwing them away. If our county can collect 500 pounds in 6 months we will get a bench made from recycled plastic from Trex!

More details and list of acceptable items.

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Drop off locations

Plastic can be dropped off at the Bunker Hills Activities Center in the receptacle container located just inside the front doors or in the Anoka County Extension office in the lower level.

Items can also be dropped of at local stores but must be weighed prior to drop off and reported to us in order for us to get credit. Trex suggests dropping off in small amounts or letting places know in advance you will be bringing large amounts.  



Theresa Brostrom, 4-H Environmental & Agricultural Programs Assistant, Anoka County
bros0031@umn.edu, 763-324-3495

Kim Ferguson, Administrative Services Assistant, Anoka County
fergu029@umn.edu, 763-324-3499

Natalie Peterson, Principal Office & Administrative Specialist, Anoka County
pet01577@umn.edu, 763-324-3496

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