Soft Plastic Collection Challenge

6/1/22 to 10/15/22

Soft Plastic Collection Challenge

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
East Pavilion

Can we save 500 pounds of soft plastic?

The Friends of Fort Hunter are participating in a recycling effort that will provide a bench for Fort Hunter Park and also rid the world of 500 pounds of unwanted soft plastic.

Under the leadership of Friends of Fort Hunter Board President, Rich Leitzel, Fort Hunter is partnering with the Trex Community Challenge to gather 500 pounds of plastics by the end of October to be eligible for a free bench made of the recycled plastic.

Can the Fort Hunter community meet the challenge?  Start saving your plastics and drop them off at any time in the recycling boxes near each of the pavilions in the park or if you have a large collection, stop by the East Pavilion (barn side) on the dates below from 4 – 6 p.m. to meet Rich and drop off your collected plastics.

July 6 – 4 – 6 p.m.
Aug 10 – 4 – 6 p.m.
Sept 7 – 4 – 6 p.m.

Not all plastics make a bench; save these kinds of plastics:

plastic bags
pallet wrap/stretch film
water bottle case wrap
dry cleaning bags
newspaper bags
Ziploc and other resealable bags
packing materials/bubblewrap
cereal box liners

Visit for additional information on plastic recycling and a complete list of all recyclable plastic films.