Want to help keep plastic bags and plastic film off the beaches and out of landfills, but need somewhere to drop it all off for recycling? The NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island is here to help with Plastic Bag and Film Collection Days! On select Tuesdays over the next seven months, the aquarium will accept these hard-to-recycle items. The first opportunity to bring over clean and dry plastics for recycling is October 10th from 12-2 p.m. The designated collection station can be found just outside the aquarium’s admission windows at 374 Airport Road, Manteo. Not able to make it? No worries! Collections will occur again on the second Tuesday of each month through April.
Many different types of plastics will be accepted, including:
-Plastic shopping bags
-Dry cleaning bags
-Product overwrap (covering on paper towels and cases of bottled water)
Learn about all the right plastics to bring by visiting plasticfilmrecycling.org. Only clean and dry plastics can be accepted, so please make sure all debris, including any receipts or labels, is removed from the packaging and no moisture is present.