Plastic Bag Drop-Off - RecycleMania Competition From February 2-March 28, UNT is participation in an international competition among universities to increase recycling and reduce waste. Plastic bags are a notoriously difficult item to recycle.

Plastic Bag Drop-Off - Recycle Competition

Event Date: 
Sunday, February 2, 2020
Event End Date: 
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Event Sponsor: 
We Mean Green Fund

Plastic bags should never be placed in a typical campus recycling receptacle! Plastic bags are notoriously hard to recycle items; they get caught up in recycling equipment and need to be recycled separately from other recycled materials. During RecycleMania, the We Mean Green Fund will host a Plastic Bag Recycling Competition wherein Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Grad Students, and Staff/Faculty will compete weekly to recycle the most plastic bags at the designated drop-off station. You're invited to bring your clean, dry, empty, food-free plastic bags to the drop-off station located on the first floor of the Student Union to the left of the Corner Store. Need to find a plastic bag drop-off location after RecycleMania ends on March 28th? Please bring your plastic bags to a local grocer or retailer who accepts them after March 28th. Bags brought to our RecycleMania drop-off location between February 2nd and March 28th will be delivered to Sprouts Farmers Market on Teasley Lane in Denton. Sprouts Farmers Market sends these plastic films to TREX. Find out more about what TREX does with unwanted plastic bags to protect the environment here. ‚Äč