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Don’t pitch that pot!

The Missouri Botanical Garden encourages gardeners to help reduce the amount of horticultural waste in landfills by recycling plastic garden pots, polystyrene cell packs and trays.

Those items can be dropped off from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April through October at the garden and at other locations throughout St. Louis City and County (visit mobot.org to learn more).

In partnerships with Total Organics Recycling, the Garden operates the most extensive public garden recycling program in the nation. To date, the Garden’s Plastic Pot Recycling program has saved over 1 million pounds of plastic garden pots, cell packs and trays from landfills.

Plastics accepted include plant cell packs, hanging baskets, trays and pots of all sizes. Not accepted are household plastics, food plastics, clay pots, soil, metal hangers, and plastic bags.

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