JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Onslow County staff is taking the initiative to recycle right.
The solid waste department split 30 Onslow County Staff members into eight teams to compete in a 4-week #RecycleRightNC competition.
Last week, those teams competed to see who could collect the most plastic grocery bags for repurposing.
Altogether, they collected 3,300 plastic bags! The bags will be repurposed by local retailers for recycling.
“They will wrap around the machines, it will cause fire hazards and safety issues for those who are working there.” Amanda Nester, Environmental Technician Onslow County
Nester says plastic bags are the landfills #1 contaminant and that workers will spend about 4 hours each per month removing them.
To learn more about how to #RecycleRight, watch the video above and visit the Onslow County Government Facebook page!