February Environmental Tip of the Month

Since none of the local recycling locations accept plastic shopping bags, most people believe that they cant be recycled at all. Thankfully, most people are mistaken. When dropped off at the correct location (like Wal-mart), plastic shopping bags can be recycled and given a second life as plastic lumber that can be used to make benches, playground equipment, and even new shopping bags. Remember, Lexington recycling bins are not for plastic bags - only hard plastic that have the recycling triangle symbol.