Thursday, August 26, 2010

Plastic Pot Recycling to Close on Sept. 30

WHAT:           Plastic Pot Recycling

Help reduce the amount of horticultural waste in landfills by recycling your plastic garden pots, polystyrene cell packs and trays at the Missouri Botanical Garden! The Garden’s Plastic Pot Recycling Program will come to a close for the season on Sept. 30. To date, the program has saved over 850,000 pounds, or 425 tons, of horticultural waste from landfills. Please shake soil and rocks out of containers and remove all metal hangers, rings or other foreign materials – no plastic bags or clay pots are accepted. Ten area garden centers serve as satellite collection sites; visit the Plastic Pot Recycling web site for locations.

WHERE:         Monsanto Center at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4500 Shaw Blvd. at Vandeventer; visit Web site for satellite collection locations


WHEN:           9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Sept. 30

COST: FREE

SPONSORS: Missouri Botanical Garden; St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management        

                      District; Missouri Department of Natural Resources; Monrovia Growers, Inc.

INFO:             www.plasticpotrecycling.org; (314) 577-5100 or 1-800-642-8842 toll free

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