Film plastic, such as plastic bags, can be really tough for most recycling facilities to process. But, Westerville and surrounding communities can utilize a special recycling program by dropping off those items here at Green Haven Living. We have partnered with Westerville Lions, who have organized this program, to collect 500 lbs of film plastic waste every 6 months. Drop your plastic off at Green Haven Living during normal operating hours -- our bin is just inside the door. In return, the plastic waste is provided to Trex Company, which recycles it into benches for our community!
If you visit our store, you will see our community's very first special benches outside of our building (20 W. Main St. Westerville, OH 43081). You have earned these special commemorative benches, Westerville. So, please take a seat and enjoy them! We are continuing this program to earn additional benches, so bring your plastic and let us take it off your hands!
Please donate only clean items from this list:
Plastic Store Bags (any)
Pallet Wrap and Stretch Film
Dry Cleaning Bags
Ziploc and Other Resealable Bags
Cereal Box Liners
Plastic Ecommerce Mailers
Plastic Overwrap of Water Bottles, etc.
Bedding or Linen Packaging
Pet Food Bags
Prewashed Salad Bags
Vinyl Shower Curtains and Tablecloths
**Please bring your recycling in clean plastic only. No cardboard, glass, or other materials.**
A million thanks for supporting this project. As of the date of this post, we have managed to divert more than 1,000 lbs of film plastic from the landfill - a huge win for both our community and the environment. Let's keep it going! Click here to check out our sister website for more products that can help you live and give sustainably.
Founder of Green Haven Living, a Veteran of the United States Air Force, former Human Resources professional, and Environmentalist.