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During Earth Month in April, residents could drop-off their plastic bags at the Johnston Public Library or City Hall for the plastic bag swap campaign. The successful campaign brought in 3,168 pounds of plastic bags from across the metro.
The city who collected the most bags per capita will be recognized with a new park bench made from recycled plastic bags. The City of Johnston contributed a significant amount of bags this year.
Total weights collected by city:
Alleman: 320.10 poundsAltoona: 18 poundsAnkeny: 16.93 poundsBondurant: 379.50 poundsCarlisle: 149.05 poundsClive: 231.97 poundsDes Moines: 116.13 poundsElkhart: 3.5 poundsGrimes: 499.50 poundsHartford: 1 poundJohnston: 168.04 poundsMingo: 16.68 poundsMitchellville: 31 poundsNorwalk: 118.39 poundsPleasant Hill: 30.18 poundsPolk City: 199.89 poundsPrairie City: 244.05 poundsRunnells: 116 poundsUrbandale: 380.05 poundsWest Des Moines: 75.46 poundsWindsor Heights: 52.90 poundsThe per capita winner is Alleman with .72 pounds per resident!
The overall weight winner is Grimes with 499.50 pounds!