TREX Film Plastic Recycling Challenge begins November 15!

Last year 21 Clark County schools participated in the TREX Challenge and collected nearly 12,000 pounds of plastic bags, film and wrap! Can you even fathom how much plastic it would take to add up to that? We were overwhelmed by the participation rate by our Clark County schools.

This year’s competition is about to begin! Here are the details:

When: TREX Challenge runs November 15 – April 15

What: Schools who enroll in the TREX Challenge ask their students to bring in plastic bags and other plastic wrap. Their school representative weighs the material, reports the weight online to TREX and then takes the it to the grocery store to get recycled. TREX recycles the material and makes it into composite lumber.

Why: Each year millions of plastic bags go in landfill. Some also end up in the blue curbside recycling carts which clogs the recycling sort machines. Alternatively, these could be turned into something new and we’d love your help in educating students that plastic bags and wrap can be recycled.

How: Go online and sign up today! First place winner will receive a TREX bench!

Energy Star Certified
All Camas Schools are members of the District’s Energy Star family and have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.
Level 3 Green Schools
Grass Valley Elementary: This school was certified at Level 3 in school grounds. The Green Team worked to breathe new life into neglected areas of the campus and organized weeding parties to help keep areas free of invasive species. It also planned a composting center for leaves, other vegetation and kitchen scraps.


Skyridge Middle School: This school was certified at Level 3 in Waste & Recycling, Transportation, and Healthy School Buildings. The Green Team began an educational campaign and replaced all of their antibacterial spray with an all-natural, environmentally responsible alternative. The Green Team also continues to maintain the changes that they have achieved in past certifications through the implementation of recycling programs, no-idling zones, and student-led efforts to lessen Skyridge’s environmental footprint. Thanks to their efforts, Skyridge is now a healthier, more sustainable place! Sky Hawks Logo - Full Color