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Kids who want a free ride at Playland Saturday have only to do a little work on behalf of the environment to get their wish.

Any youngster who brings 100 or more used plastic bags to a recycling table near the park’s entrance will receive a Fun Card good for three free rides and a round of miniature golf (redeemable any day this season). The offer is good from noon to 5 p.m. at Playland Park in Rye.

Plastic bags must be clean and dry. Accepted bags include grocery and produce bags, newspaper bags, dry cleaning film, and packaging for toilet paper and paper towels.

Once collected, the bags will be passed on to recyclers to be made into products such as outdoor decks and fencing, according to county officials, who noted that 7,000 pounds of bags have been collected since the items were adde to the county’s list of collectibles in the spring. About 20 percent of those has come from kids and schools.

This entry was posted on Thursday, June 26th, 2008 at 3:23 pm by Greg Clary. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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