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Eager Beavers Collecting Caps, Lids For Recycling Project

The Nashville Eager Beavers have chosen to participate in a new recycling program and are on the search for caps and lids from various products with recycle numbers #2, #4 and #5.

The caps that qualify for this program are medicine bottle caps, milk jug caps, detergent caps, hair spray caps, toothpaste tube caps, deodorant caps, drink bottle caps, flip-top caps (i.e. ketchup and mustard tops), spout caps (i.e., mustard tops), spray paint caps, and ointment tube caps.

Lids that qualify for this program are cottage cheese container lids, mayonnaise jar lids, yogurt lids, peanut butter container lids, ice cream bucket lids, cool whip container lids, coffee can lids, cream cheese container lids, and butter container lids.

Things that are not accepted include anything containing any type of metal, trigger sprayers, fast food drink lids, soap pumps, lotion pumps.

Also accepted are medicine bottles and vitamin bottles (with personal info taken off).

The goal for this project is to collect 400 pounds of lids and have them recycled into a plastic bench that will be placed at the Washington County Fair Grounds for public use.

Various drop off locations have been set up in Nashville. Donations can be dropped off at: U of I Extension Office, Washington County Farm Bureau, Sonya’s Gotta Dance, All Mart Wine and Liquor and any school in Nashville. Any questions on this project can be directed to 327-8227.

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