Plastic Pot Recycling
 Plastics Accepted:
Cell packs
Hanging baskets
Trays
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
The 2017 Plastic Pot Recycling Program is ready to roll!

Over 350,000 pounds of horticultural plastic contributes to the waste stream each year. Since 1998, the Missouri Botanical Garden’s plastic pot recycling program has prevented over one million pounds of horticultural waste from reaching the landfill.

In 2017, the Garden is excited to promote our official plastic pot recycling partner—Central Paper Stock (CPS). CPS has been in the recycling business since 1946 and has invested in equipment to effectively process horticultural plastic and to increase the capacity of this program.

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
(314) 454–6868

Garden Heights
1605 S. Big Bend Blvd
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
(314) 645–7333

Greenscape Gardens
2832 Barrett Station Road
Manchester, MO 63021
(314) 821–2440

Hartke Nursery
1030 N. Warson Road
Olivette, MO 63132
(314) 997–6679

Missouri Botanical Garden 
Monsanto Center 
4500 Shaw Boulevard 
St. Louis MO 63110 [Map
(314) 577-9441

Rolling Ridge Nursery
60 N. Gore Ave
Webster Groves, MO 63119
(314) 962–3311

Schmittel’s Nursery
13801 Marine Ave
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
(314) 469–8900

Sherwood’s Forest Nursery & Garden Center
2651 Barrett Station Road
Ballwin, MO 63021
(314) 966–0028

SummerWinds Garden Centers    
54 Clarkson Road
Ellisville, MO 63011
(636) 227–0095

Thies Farm & Greenhouses
4215 N. Hanley Road
St Louis, MO 63121
(314) 428–9878

Waldbart Nursery
5517 N. Highway 67
Florissant, MO 63034
(314) 741–3121


 
Funded by

 St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District

 Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Commercial Landscapers
and Contractors

Deliver material directly to:

Central Paper Stock
6665 Jonas Place
St Louis, MO 63134

To schedule delivery, please call 314-521-8686 ext 101.
 

The Pots to Planks program is discontinued. However, recycled plastic timbers can be purchased at Kirkwood Material Supply, 800 S. Filmore, St. Louis, MO 63122; (314) 822-9644.