Plastic Pot Recycling
 Plastics Accepted:
Cell packs
Hanging baskets
Pots of all sizes
Plastic plant tags
 Not Accepted:
No metal pots
No household plastic
No food plastic
No clay pots
No soil
No metal hangers
No plastic bags
No biodegradable "paper" pots
No plastic film
Plastic Pot Recycling 2019 Collection
April 1–November 1

Over 350,000 pounds of horticultural plastic contributes to the waste stream each year. Since 1998, our region’s plastic pot recycling program has prevented over one million pounds of horticultural waste from reaching the landfill. Plastic Pot Recycling is now managed by Central Paper Stock (CPS), a local leader in the recycling business for over 70 years.

Central Paper Stock has invested in equipment to effectively process horticultural plastic and to increase the capacity of this program. The Garden will continue to provide a pot collection trailer at our Bayer Center for the convenience of Garden members and friends.

You can help.

Recycle your plastic garden pots, cell packs and trays.
Follow these easy steps:
  • Collect your plastic gardening containers such as cell packs, pots and trays.
  • Empty soil, rocks, and plant material out of all containers.
  • Remove metal hangers or other foreign materials.
  • Plastic plant tags should be nestled inside pots.
  • Bring them to one of the locations listed below.
  • Individually drop them into the green collection trailers.

Participating Collection Sites

We encourage you to patronize these local businesses that are supporting this important program!

Bowood Farms
4605 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63108

Flowers & Weeds
3201 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, MO 63118

Greenscape Gardens
2832 Barrett Station Road
Ballwin, MO 63021

Missouri Botanical Garden Bayer Research Center
4500 Shaw Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110
(Please do not bring collection materials to the Garden's main visitor entrance.)

Hartke Nursery
1030 N. Warson
Olivette, MO 63132

Garden Heights
1605 S. Big Bend Blvd.
Richmond Heights, MO 63117

Rolling Ridge Nursery
60 N. Gore
Webster Groves, MO 63119

Schmittel’s Nursery
13801 Marine Avenue
Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Sherwood’s Forest
2651 Barrett Station Road
Ballwin, MO 63021

Thies Farm & Greenhouse
4215 North Hanley Road
St. Louis, MO 63121

Please note that plastic pots will not be accepted for recycling at the Garden's Bayer Center lot after November 1, 2019. 

Funded by

 St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District

 Missouri Department of Natural Resources