16th Annual Trex® Plastic Film Recycling Challenge

Trex Company, together with Charter Next Generation, Inc., is calling on K-12 students across the country to join this year’s Trex® Plastic Film Recycling Challenge for a chance to win prizes for collecting and recycling as much polyethylene (PE) plastic film as possible over a five-month period between America Recycles Day (Nov. 15) and Earth Day (April 22). In addition to earning national recognition, top-performing schools can win high-performance Trex outdoor living products for their campuses as well as cash prizes to use toward educational programming and supplies.



the top 100 parade

Will return and reflect final Standings on April 28, 2023

2023 Recycle2Win Award Winners:

2023 Overall Winner:

1st: Denbigh High School in Newport News, Virginia collected 28,435 lbs

awarded $7500 as the overall winner($5,000+ $2,500)

2023 Top Elementary School Winners:

1st: Onteora Central Schools in Boiceville, New York collected 12,105 lbs – awarded $5000

2nd: Woodland Elementary School in Monroe Township, New Jersey collected 9,682 lbs – awarded $3000

3rd: Moscow Charter School in Moscow, Idaho collected 7,785 lbs – awarded $2500

2023 Top Middle School Winners:

1st: Einstein Middle School in Appleton, Wisconsin collected 6,128 lbs – awarded $5000

2nd: Carl Sandburg Middle School in Old Bridge, New Jersey collected 2,400 lbs – awarded  $3000

3rd: Riverside Middle School in Riverside, New Jersey collected 2,375 lbs – awarded $2500

2023 Top High School Winners:

1st: Denbigh High School in Newport News, Virginia collected 28,435 lbs – awarded $5,000

2nd: Gayville-Volin High School in Gayville, South Dakota collected 21,626 lbs – awarded $3000

3rd: Chelsea High School in Chelsea, Michigan collected 21,120 lbs – awarded $2500

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Learn More about the Trex Recycling Challenge

the recycle2win social media wall

Use hashtags #trexrecyclingchallenge and #recycle2win on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube — or use the QR code below to post your own.