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Posted on: August 10, 2021

Fort Mill Unveils Bags to Benches Program

Trex Collection Box

The Town of Fort Mill is excited to announce its latest recycling initiative to help keep litter out of public spaces with the launch of its new Bags to Benches program.  

Through the program, residents can now deposit plastic grocery store-type bags for recycling. The Town is partnering with Trex, a company which will produce a 48” bench for every 500 pounds of shopping bags deposited (equal to 40,500 bags). The Town is eligible to receive one bench in a six-month period.  

To kick off the program, the Town has installed a collection bin at three drop-off locations around Town, with plans to expand the number of collection sites later this year. Current locations include: 

-outside Fort Mill Town Hall (200 Tom Hall St.)

-outside the Fort Mill Community Center (formerly Banks St. Gym; 1011 Talbot Drive)

-in the lobby of the YMCA at the Complex (971 Tom Hall St.)

Residents should note that these bins can only be used for depositing clean, dry plastic grocery store-type bags. No trash or other recyclable items will be accepted in these bins.   

For more information, please contact Public Relations Manager Chris Sardelli at (803) 992-0021 or by email at csardelli@fortmillsc.gov

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