There are boxes at several locations in our town where we collect all kinds of plastic bags and film, including: grocery bags, bread bags, plastic wrap, dry-cleaning bags, newspaper sleeves, ice bags, ziplock & other re-sealable bags, produce bags, and bubble wrap. You can download the poster below for a handy reminder.
Volunteers collect and sort the plastic, making sure there’s nothing mixed in that doesn’t belong. Our volunteer neighbors take it to the DPW, who takes the plastic to Kohl’s in Paramus. Kohl’s is a collection partner for Trex, the eco-friendly decking company, to be used in the manufacture of their products. For every 800 lbs of plastic we send in, the Trex company will give the town a Trex bench.
Leonia has already earned two park benches! Keep your plastic film out the landfill, and help us earn more benches for our parks and public spaces. You can deposit your plastic at the following places?
Borough Hall – 312 Broad Avenue
Leonia Library – 227 Fort Lee Road
CVS – 400 Broad Avenue
B&B Cafe – 354 Broad Avenue
The Recreation Center – 370 Broad Avenue