We received a total of 5257 pounds in caps and lids through our Bottle Caps to Benches Program. These will be recycled into benches by Plastics R Unique in Wadsworth. So far, we have purchased 11 benches and have enough caps to get another 40. We are overwhelmed with the great success of this program. Since we have enough caps to recycle into so many benches, we will not be collecting the caps any longer.
Two groups were the winners of our competition and each collected 200 lbs of caps: the TWC Geocaching Club and American Greetings (Westlake Branch). They will receive handmade bottlecap magnets for their team members and their name on a bench.
We received caps from all over: Alaska, Texas, Florida, West Virginia, Kentucky, Michigan, and more.
Since we have enough caps to recycle into so many benches, we will not be collecting the caps any longer. If you are interested in places to recycle your bottle caps, contact:
If you would like to dedicate a bench in memory of a loved one, to honor a special occasion, or to showcase your group, please see details about our Bench and Brick Dedication program. Leave a lasting memorial at The Wilderness Center!