Plastic Pot Recycling

The 2017 Plastic Pot Recycling Program will be launched by April 1.
Please check back then for details.

 Plastics Accepted:
 Cell packs
 Hanging Baskets
 Pots Of All Sizes
 Not Accepted:
 No Household Plastic
 No Food Plastic
 No Clay Pots
 No Soil
 No Metal Hangers
 No Plastic Bags
 No Biodegradable "paper" pots
 No Plastic Film
Over 350,000 pounds of horticultural plastic contributes to the waste stream each year. To date, the Missouri Botanical Garden’s plastic pot recycling program has prevented over one million pounds of horticultural waste from reaching the landfill.

You can help!

Recycle your plastic garden pots, cell packs and trays at the Missouri Botanical Garden and other locations throughout St. Louis City and County.

Follow these easy steps:

  • Collect and sort your plastic gardening containers such as cell packs, pots and trays.
  • Empty soil and rocks out of all containers.
  • Remove metal hangers or other foreign materials.
  • Bring them to the Garden’s Monsanto Center or the nearest participating garden center location.
  • Individually drop them (not nested) into the green collection trailers.
Participating Collection Sites

Please call to confirm.

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

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

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

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

University Garden Shops
8130 Delmar Blvd
University City, MO 63130
(314) 863–1700

Thies Farm & Greenhouses
3200 Greens Bottom Road
St Charles, MO 63304
(636) 447–2230

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

MBG Collection Site

April through October
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

Funded by

 St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District

 Missouri Department of Natural Resources