NexTrex® Plastic Film Recycling Challenge

NexTrex® is a plastic film recycling challenge sponsored by Trex® where schools and communities can collect plastic film, such as grocery bags, and turn  them in to earn high-performance composite benches. The Orange County Litter Control Committee (OCLCC) has committed to itself to offering the County's citizens a place to recycle their materials in a way that will give back to the community. 

How Does It Work?

Collection bins are placed at various County facilities for the collection of plastic film materials. The materials will be picked up, weighed, reported to Trex®, and dropped off at a participating retailer monthly. When a sufficient amount of plastics have been collected, Trex®  will award the OCLCC with a FREE high-performance composite bench. Please note that your plastic film materials must be dropped off at one of the OCLCC sponsored bins in order for the County to receive credit.

Where Are the Bins Located?

Gordon Building

112 W. Main Street
Orange, VA 22960
Monday - Friday
 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday Closed

Gordonsville Library

319 N. Main Street
Gordonsville, VA 22942
Monday, Thursday, Friday
 9:30 a.m.  to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday
9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Landfill Office

11530 Porter Road
Orange, VA 22960
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Parks & Rec., Public Works Office

11350 Porter Road
Orange, VA 22960
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday

Sedwick Building

146 N. Madison Road
Orange, VA 22960
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday

Wilderness Library

6421 Flat Run Road
Locust Grove, VA 22508
Monday & Tuesday
10:00 a.m.  to 7:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday & Friday
10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

What Can Be Recycled?

All plastic must be clean, dry, and free of food residue.
List of recyclable plastics. Grocery bags, bread bags, bubble wrap, dry cleaning bags, newspaper sleeves, ice bags, plastic shipping envelopes, reclosable food storage bags, cereal bags, case overwrap, salt bags, pallet wrap and stretch film, wood pellet bags, produce bags

DO NOT Include These Items in NexTrex® Programs

  • Frozen food bags
  • Candy bar wrappers
  • Chip bags
  • Net or mesh produce bags
  • Pet food bags
  • Backyard ice rinks
  • Degradable / compostable bags or film packaging
  • Pre-washed salad mix bags
  • Hot dog or meat wrap packaging
  • Six-pack rings
  • PPE - gloves, masks, or protective wear
  • Shiny, crinkly films like floral wrap
  • Lamination film
  • Silage and hay bags
  • Vinyl shower curtains or tablecloths
  • Bedding or linen packaging
  • Pool covers

Don't See Your Item on the List?

Try these tests to see if your plastic is acceptable or not.

  1.  See if the package will stretch when you pull it. If yes, it can be included. If it tears like paper, the please do not put in the bin.
  2. Is the package shiny or does it make a crinkly/crunchy sound in your hand? If yes, do not recycle in the NexTrex® bin.

For a list of frequently asked questions, click here.

For more information on the NexTrex®  Plastic Film Recycling Challenge, contact the Litter Control Committee Coordinator at (540) 661-5403 or at