Help Grove City Summer Camp Participants Complete Their “Cap”-stone Project

Participants in Summer P.A.R.K., Grove City’s summer camp programs for students in kindergarten through grade four, are completing a series of positive-impact projects called “P.A.R.K. It Forward” this summer in an effort to be socially and physically active.

The participants are teaming with the Green Tree Plastic Company to collect plastic caps and lids to transform into a bench, A Bench for Caps. To help, drop off plastic caps and lids at designated spots in the community. Participants will collect the lids, sort them and send them to the company that will then produce a bench made from the recycled plastic.

Lids and caps must be made of plastic that carries the 2, 4 or 5 indicators. This includes caps and lids from soda and water bottles; gallon jugs; tubs from cottage cheese, ice cream, whipped topping; medicine bottles; toothpaste and ointment tubes; condiment containers (spout or flip-top); metal spray cans such as spray paint and insect repellent; peanut butter and mayonnaise jars; dish and laundry detergent; deodorant; coffee cans; and applesauce pouches.

Please do not leave the actual containers, bags or bottles; any lids that include non-plastic parts such as pumps or sprayers; or plates cups or thin carryout cup lids.

Drop off lids at the following locations:

  • Kingston Center, 3226 Kingston Ave., weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Evans Center, 4330 Dudley Ave., weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • City Hall, 4035 Broadway, weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Grove City Museum, 3378 Park St., front foyer, available 24 hours a day

Lids will also be accepted at the EcoFest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 20 at Henceroth Park, 2075 Mallow Lane.

The Green Tree Plastic Company, located outside Evansville, Ind., offers the “ABC (A Bench for Caps) Promise Partnership” as an educational tool to teach children how they can make a difference with a tangible result they can sit on and donate to their community. It makes sharing the sustainability story organic as the kids can’t wait to share the story of their bench.