We more than met our goal of donating 500 pounds of plastic bags in six months to receive a Trex bench made out of recycled plastic. In fact, we collected over 780 pounds! The bench will soon be on display in our front garden.
The collection box has been removed from the entryway for now, but please continue to save those bags until October 1 when we will once again resume collection.
Thank you to everyone for the enthusiasm and support. We were really surprised by the amount of participation and plastic received. It was, as a community, a very impressive turnout. We would also like to thank Hy-Vee in Peru for letting us drop off the bags at their location. Because of this program, there is that much less unwanted plastic in our landfills.