Updated May 2022
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!
**Update May 2022: Green Haven Living is open 5 days per week, however plastic collection is now possible 24 hours a day, 7 days per week! A blue, weather-proof recycling bin was added in the back of our building to allow for plastic donations after hours and on days when Green Haven Living is closed (Sunday and Monday). Please do not leave plastic on our front stoop or next to the bin. Unfortunately, plastic that has been exposed to the rain must be discarded. The bin will be locked during normal business hours, as it enables us to receive and sort the plastic inside the building throughout the day. A 6th bench was just placed in Uptown Westerville thanks to all your efforts! Thank you so very much for your help in making this program such a success!**
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 paper, cardboard, glass, or other materials.**
A million thanks for supporting this project. Thousands of pounds of plastic have been collected through this program since it's inception in Spring 2021 - a huge win for both our community and the environment. Let's keep it going!
Are you looking for information regarding our Electronics Recycling Program? You can find it here.
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Founder of Green Haven Living, a Veteran of the United States Air Force, former Human Resources professional, and Environmentalist.