TREX Plastic Recycling Program: 6745lbs of plastic recycled so far and 13 benches made to date for East Amwell!  

TREX recycle plastic into benches!

We started this program in the township with the Environmental Commission (EC) in the summer of 2018. The goal is to collect, weigh and submit 500lb !! of plastic which will then be made into a bench by TREX.  Not only a great way to obtain a useful item but most importantly keeping 500lbs of plastic out of the landfill and the oceans every time we produce a bench!!
The TREX Plastics Recycling Program

Q: Who qualifies to apply for a bench?

A: ANY group of people in our community!

You will need to supply 4 or 5 volunteers to help manage the sorting, weighing, logging and drop off until you reach your 500lb goal (typically 2-3 months). The plastic comes into the Recycling Depot on the 1st Saturday of each month. We ask that you send a couple of volunteers to each depot (9am - Noon) to manage the influx of the plastic from the residents. Drop offs at the designated center can happen throughout the month at your convenience. If you are interested please contact our Recycling Committee TREX Coordinator for more details:

Email Trex Coordinator

How can East Amwell Residents help?

You’ll be amazed at how much of this plastic you throw in the trash everyday! Check out the flyer below for what type of plastic qualifies for the program (Think "STRETCHY PLASTIC") Bring it to the monthly recycling depot in the Municipal parking lot on the 1st Saturday of each month (9am - Noon) and it contributes to our bench collections!


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  • Bring to the Monthly Recycling Depot (1st Saturday of each month in the Municipal parking lot)

Watch the video below to see how TREX process the plastic. There are some amazing statistics mentioned!!

How are we doing?

Drop off for plastic is at the Monthly Recycling Depot ONLY. Please DO NOT leave plastic on the Municipal grounds at ANY OTHER TIME.

  • Aug. 2022: Group TBD: RC sorted/weighed 100lbs
  • Jul. 2022: Group TBD: RC Sorted/weighed 85lbs
  • Jun. 2022: Group TBD: RC sorted/weighed 107lbs
  • May 2022: Group TBD: RC sorted/weighed 84lbs
  • Apr. 2022: Group TBD: RC sorted/weighed 140.8lbs
  • Mar. 2022: Group TBD: RC have reached 500lbs goal. Donated bench to Clawson Park gazebo in memory of a resident (Twp's 12th).
  • Nov. 2021: Boy Scout Troop 65 have reached their 500lb goal!  (Twp's 11th)
  • August 2021: Hoppers 4H Club have reached their 500lb goal! Their bench (Twp's 10th) will be used at the 4H Fair for their club.
  • May 2021: Girl Scout Troop 80209 have reached their 500lb goal! Their bench (Twp's 9th) has been placed at Colonial Sportsmens Club..
  • January 2021: Boy Scout Troop 65 have reached their 500lb goal! Their bench (Twp's 8th) has been placed on the grounds of Kirkpatrick Church
  • March 2020: The Recycling Committee reached their 500lb goal! Their bench (Twp's 7th) has been placed in the Clawson Park gazebo.
  • January 2020: The South County Library reached their 500lb goal! Their bench (Twp's 6th) has been placed outside the library
  • October 2019: The Grange reached their 500lb goal!  Their bench (Twp's 5th) has been placed outside The Grange
  • August 2019: Living Waters Lutheran Church reached their 500lb goal!  Their bench (Twp's 4th) has been placed on their grounds
  • May 2019: DPW reached their 500lb goal! Their bench (Twp's 3rd) has been placed in the Clawson Park gazebo. 
  • Mar. 2019: Kirkpatrick Church reached their 500lb goal! Their bench (Twp's 2nd) has replaced the old one outside the church
  • Jan. 2019: The E.C reached their 500lb goal! Their bench (Twp's 1st) has been placed on the Rocky Brook Trail. 

THANK YOU East Amwell Residents for your plastics donations!, EC, RC Volunteers and Community Volunteer Groups for processing it all !

Click HERE to print the flyer below