Help Us Create a Recycled Bottle Cap Bench


We are NO LONGER accepting bottle caps for this special project. In fact, our Recycled Bottle Cap Bench project has been put on hold until 2024 due to an overflow of orders, our partner company, Plastics-R-Unique, in Wadsworth, Ohio, has had to stop production of their CAP Program for a couple of months. They are hoping to have it back up and running at the beginning of next year.

With that being said, we would like to send a huge thank you for your generous donations and support! We have collected over 275 lbs. of plastic bottle caps for this project, which is around four times the amount we needed to make one bench!

We also have the money needed to make the bench happen thanks to your monetary donations in the Welcome Center & Curiosity Shop and online. Our next goal is to raise enough money to purchase a picnic table with the remaining bottle caps.

Again, thank you so much for all you’ve done to help us complete this unique and sustainable project for the 577 grounds.

We are looking forward to completing this project in 2024! Stay tuned for more updates.

Join us this summer by collecting plastic caps and lids for our special Recycled Bottle Cap Bench Project. These plastic cap donations will be manufactured into a recycled post-consumer plastic bench for our grounds through the Plastics-R-Unique, Inc. CAP (Caring About our Planet) Program.

577 will be collecting plastic cap/lid donations from May through the end of July 2023. Donations can be dropped off in the 577 Welcome Center & Curiosity Shop during open hours: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 10am ~ 5pm.

What do we accept? 100% plastic and clean lids, non-medical use. Examples include water bottle caps, milk, juice, broth, ice cream, condiments, peanut butter, Pringles, dips, coffee, lotion, soap, toothpaste, detergent, deodorant.

Please make sure your caps are clean and have NO paper or foil on the inside. NO metal caps.

See the full list of examples in the photos below.

Want to help even more? Help us raise money for our recycled bench by rounding up and donating your change in the Welcome Center!

Questions? Give us a call at 419-874-4174 or email

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