Effective immediately, the Wayne County Recycling Center is resuming its soft plastics recycling program. This includes plastic grocery bags, bread bags, dry cleaning bags, case overwrap, newspaper sleeves, ice bags, Ziploc and re-closable bags, produce bags, bubble wrap, salt bags… any plastic that is soft, including cereal bags. Plastics must be clean and dry and free of food residue.
Trex, the manufacturer of decking materials continues to collect soft plastic to recycle into outdoor benches that will be donated back to the community. Trex or Trex Decking, is the leading recycled materials manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, railings and other outdoor items.
The County owned and operated Recycling Center, in Berlin Township is geographically located in the center of the County, on County property. It serves as the main collection and processing facility in the County system. It also houses the administrative offices of the entire Solid Waste Department.
Materials collected through the countywide drop off program are delivered to the Recycling Center, where they are processed and prepared for delivery to various markets. The Center also serves as a public drop off site for residential, as well as commercial entities throughout the County. The County’s recycling program is “Source Separated” in nature, whereby materials are separated by the homeowner and then placed in appropriate containers.