Plastic Caps and Lids = Benches and other quality products for your town, school, or church!
For the last ten years, the Recycle Depot has been partnering with Green Tree Plastics (Evansville, IN) to transform plastic caps and lids into sturdy, colorful, and practically indestructible benches, trash receptacles, and picnic tables for Marshall County non-profits. If you are a municipality or a 501 C ( 3) organization, you can participate in this program. For more information, keep reading! 🙂
Green Tree Plastics/ABC Promise Partnership Program Policy
Okay, here’s how it works!
Decide to order a bench!
- Identify a contact person/administrator for your group.
- Visit Green Tree Plastics’ website for current products and prices.
- Pick up registration packet from MCSWMD.
- Fill out and return registration to MCSWMD.
- Identify the product(s) your group would like and check next order deadline.
- Start cap collection and stop when you have the weight you need.
- Present completed order form, check written to Green Tree Plastics, and tax information to MCSWMD in time for the next trip.
- Receive notification that your order was placed and the date for product pick-up.
- Pick up your product and enjoy it for years to come!
Here are all the details!
Please read the following policy carefully. This will help you and our office ensure on-time and correct delivery of your products from Green Tree Plastics. If you have any questions, call our office at 574-935-8618 or email Director Marianne Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are glad to help! PLEASE NOTE: Do not start collecting caps until your group has spoken to our office and registered your participation. Thank you!
The following types of organizations are eligible to participate:
- Non-profits with 501C(3) status located in Marshall County
- All Marshall County organizations wishing to receive GTP products through MCSWMD must register with MCSWMD to be eligible.
- To register, visit the MCSWMD office and pick up a registration packet. Fill out the registration form and return to the office. You will be contacted with information for the next trip and any upcoming order deadlines.
- Individuals, families, or for-profit organizations may not participate in the program through MCSWMD. However, these entities may contact GTP directly to order products any time they wish: a 7% sales tax will be applied to these products. MCSWMD will only pick up products ordered by individuals, families, or for-profit organizations when they are also picking up products for non-profit customers and if there is room on the truck!
- All eligible products are available for order on the GTP website at: http://www.greentreeplastics.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/ABC-Prices-2018.pdf.
- Prices and cap weight requirements do change, so participants should check the website periodically.
Cap Collection and Storage
- The list of acceptable plastics can be accessed here: http://www.greentreeplastics.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/acceptable-unacceptable-caps-list-2018.pdf.
- Organizations are responsible for collecting and storing their own caps. MCSWMD can provide Gaylord boxes or bulk sacks if needed. All caps must be stored clean, dry, and loose—no smaller bags or bags with contamination will be accepted.
- Organizations must stop collecting caps when they have reached the desired weight for their product(s). Due to limited space at the Depot, no additional caps will be accepted or stored. (Caps/lids are #5 plastic and can be recycled). One full Gaylord box equals approximately 400 lbs. of caps.
- Short on caps? The Depot can “top you off” as needed–just ask!
- MCSWMD will schedule pick-ups and deliveries about 2 times a year (approximately November and April).
- Organizations must provide a contact person to receive regular emails about order status.
Orders and Payment
- Do not order products directly through Green Tree Plastics. All orders must go through the MCSWMD office if your organization wants to participate in a pick-up.
- The MCSWMD will alert participating organizations of the upcoming order date(s) a few months in advance.
- All orders must be in writing using the order sheet provided by MCSWMD.
- Orders and payments must be made given to MCSWMD 6 weeks in advance of a scheduled pick-up. Payment must be in the form of a check to GREEN TREE PLASTICS. Tax-exempt information must be attached to the order.
Don’t hesitate to contact the Depot office for more information! 574-935-8618