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Safety and Recycling

In 2016, the City of Tipton received a CDBG Grant to renovate the City Park.  This grant included the purchase of new playground equipment underlaid with rubber mulch.

The City Park is across the street from the Tipton Community School and is also the primary location for student outdoor activities.

The City recently received a Waste Tire Surfacing Grant from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to purchase additional rubber mulch.  The added layer of mulch will increase the safety effectiveness by providing an adequate protective surface around the playground equipment.  The rubber mulch greatly prevents any injuries a child might sustain from a fall onto the play surface. 

The rubber mulch used by the City of Tipton is purchased from Champlin Tire Recycling, Inc. and is made from recycled rubber tires.  Recycling is very important.  Waste has a huge negative impact on the natural environment.  When you transform waste material into something new and valuable, it benefits the environment in a number of ways:

  • Reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators
  • Conserves natural resources  
  • Prevents pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials
  • Prevents emissions of many greenhouse gases and water pollutants
  • Saves energy 

The City of Tipton hopes everyone enjoys their time at our safe, environmentally friendly City Park.