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Even if you are not from Tipton County you are welcome to contribute caps and checks to our recycling effort. If you would like to have a bench or program of your own, contact the company http://greentreeplastics.com/ to make arrangements.

This popular recycling and beautification project is administered by the Solid Waste and Recycling Department of Tipton City & County. Deliver or send plastic caps to them.
Please contact them with questions.

tiptonrecycles@gmail.com • 765-675-9006

814 Development Drive, Tipton, IN 46072

If you want to request a bench, you must communicate with director Beth Hirtzel to confirm that you have recycled enough caps and that your wording, dedication, and location are accepted. Include this confirmation and your contact information when you send your check for $275 to the Tipton County Foundation, PO Box 412, Tipton, IN 46072, with "Bench Project" in the memo line.

400 pounds + $275 = One Bench
Caps from household recycling can be made into benches for our community. If you collect and contribute CAPS from household containers, benches can be made from something that would ordinarily be thrown away. This program is offered from Green Tree Plastics in Evansville to involve young people in recycling and community service.

Beautiful, colorful and adaptable benches are made of 100% recycled plastic. These items are made to last forever without any problems that wood products have, such as rotting, bugs, and splinters. There is no maintenance at all; the color is incorporated into the plastic through and through. 

Any plastic cap that is clean and free of metal may be donated. Besides bottle caps, this includes (for example):

  • snap-on cottage cheese, coffee can, and yogurt lids

  • twist-on medicine, drink, and milk bottles, including the ring

  • flip-top ketchup and condiment bottles

  • large twist (such as detergent)

  • spout (such as squirt mustard)

Drop-off Locations

Recycling Office at 814 Development Dr.

Street Department
    500 Green St.

Tipton Elementary School Entrance
    1099 S. Main St.

City Offices
    201 S. Main St.

Tipton County Public Library
    127 E. Madison St.

Farmers Market (in season)
    Court St. & Jefferson St.

Tipton County Foundation Lobby
    1020 W. Jefferson St.

Financial Contributions

In addition to recycling plastic caps, donors are urged to make a contribution to the cost of the new benches. The Tipton County Foundation has been asked to receive and process these donations, which can be tax-deductible to individuals and businesses if names and addresses are provided.

Organizations may also want to send in the proceeds of a collection or event they have conducted to support the bench project. Please be sure to give the Foundation ample time and opportunity to review and approve any promotional and printed material in connection with a fundraiser that refers to our role in the Fund.

Make checks payable to "TCF" and put "Bench Project" on the memo line. Mail to PO Box 412, Tipton 46072.

Donors may use a credit card to make a safe transaction on-line. Be sure to identify the bench project as the beneficiary of your gift.

The top board of the benches may be personalized as space allows. Submit your engraving proposal to the Waste Management & Recycling Department for consideration.

Don't just recycle the caps. Participate in your local recycling programs for all materials.

Last modified: Friday, August 18, 2017

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