Plastic Bag Collection Challenge

We Collect Plastic Bags!

On America Recycles Day the City of Inver Grove Heights is kicking off a 6-month plastic bag collection challenge in partnership with Trex. Plastic bags can be recycled but not in your home recycling cart. Instead, drop-off your plastic bags at our collection bins. Trex will use your bags to make their composite wood, made from a blend of 95 percent recycled wood and plastic film. If we collect 500 pounds of plastic bags, Trex will donate a composite wood bench to our community to award our efforts!

What: Drop off your plastic bags and film at our collection bins.

When: Nov. 15, 2018 – May 15, 2019

Collection Bin Locations: Community Center (8055 Barbara Ave) or City Hall (8150 Barbara Ave)

Accepted items: **All items must be clean, dry, and free of food residue**

  • Plastic Bags: Grocery bags, bread bags, dry cleaning bags, newspaper sleeves, ice bags, wood pellet bags, Ziploc™ and other resealable bags, produce bags, salt bags and cereal bags
  • Plastic Film: Case overwrap (ex: plastic around water bottle case, toilet paper case, paper towel case) and bubble wrap


  • A weekly drawing will begin Nov 15. for a reusable bag. When you drop-off plastic bags, sign in to enter the give-away drawing!
  • If will collect 500 pound or more of plastic bags, we will win a community bench from Trex such as the one below!Trex Community Bench

Questions? Contact Ally Hillstrom at 651-604-8511