MANTEO — The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is now a collection point for recycling plastic bags and plastic film.
On select Tuesdays during the next seven months, the aquarium will accept these hard-to-recycle items during Plastic Bag and Film Collection Days.
The first opportunity to bring over clean and dry plastics for recycling is noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10. The designated collection station can be found just outside the aquarium’s admission windows at 374 Airport Road, Manteo.
Many different types of plastics will be accepted, including the following:
- Plastic shopping bags
- Bread bags
- Dry cleaning bags
- Produce bags
- Newspaper bags
- Product overwrap such as 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.