South Boston Garden Club

The South Boston Garden Club gathered April 13 at Food Lion in Centerville to drop off accumulated clear plastic film for recycling. The club joined the Plastic Film Recycling Challenge sponsored by the TREX Company located in Winchester. TREX is the largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking products and the first company to combine the durability of recycled plastic into decking and outdoor furniture. The Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., was approved for the TREX recycling challenge and has encouraged local clubs to establish their own recycling program. The Centerville Food Lion is participating in this effort by providing drop off boxes for plastic film which is then transported to a TREX facility. The South Boston Garden Club plans to collect a minimum of 500 pounds of clear plastic film within the allotted six-month time frame with the reward of a TREX bench as part of their motivation. Supporting recycling and improving the local environment also play a large role in this joint effort.