Atlanta 4-H clubs collect caps for benches

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[October 21, 2017] 


The Atlanta Ag 4-H and Atlanta Town & Country 4-h clubs are teaming up to conduct a new community service project.

The two clubs will be collecting Caps for Benches. In the program, the community is asked to save and donate plastic caps to the project. The caps will, in turn, be re-purposed into benches that will be given back to the community.

Cap collection points have been set up at Atlanta National Bank, the Atlanta Post Office, and Olympia South Elementary School in Atlanta.

Also, if you are unable to deliver caps to one of these three locations, you contact members of the two 4-H clubs, and they will make arrangements to come collect your donation.

The clubs recently spent an evening working on the kick-off of their project.

After working on their community service project, everyone enjoyed a pot luck meal at the Atlanta City Park.

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Afterward, the 4-H'ers finished off the evening working together to solve problems and complete the 4-H Challenge Game - Body Detective.

This recycling project calls for specific types of caps and lids.

Here is the list of what is acceptable:

Acceptable caps:

Medicine bottle caps
Milk jug caps
Detergent caps
Hairspray caps
Toothpaste tube caps
Deodorant caps
Drink bottle caps
Flip top caps (catsup/mustard)
Spout top caps
Spray paint caps
Ointment tube caps
Any cap labeled with recycle numbers 2, 4, or 5

Acceptable lids:

Cottage cheese container lids
Mayonnaise jar lids
Yogurt lids
Peanut butter jar lids
Ice cream bucket lids under 8-inches in diameter
Cool Whip or other whipped topping container lids
Coffee can lids
Cream cheese container lids
Butter or margarine container lids

NOTE: no metal caps or lids please

Other lids, caps and products that CANNOT be accepted

Drink bottles
Plastic ziptop bags
Frigger sprayers
Fast food drink lids
Food containers
Soap pumps
Lotion pumps
Grocery bags

The recycling project will also accept prescription bottles with prescription labels removed please.

[Kim Carlock]

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