Friday, May 23, 2008

Recycle Nursery POTS

Stuck with piles of nursery pots?
Here’s how to recycle.Posted at 2:18 pm by Sarah Jackson

Plastic nursery pots, which can pile up quickly this time of year, aren’t the easiest things to recycle. Though some local nurseries accept them, most don’t take all sizes and shapes.

Fortunately, thanks to collaboration among numerous Snohomish County agencies and organizations, gardeners can easily recycle all sizes of plastic nursery pots, plus plastic nursery trays, at two upcoming recycling events.

  • Drop-off times are
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 31 at the Skagit Farmers Supply-Country Store, 8815 272nd St., Stanwood
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 1 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe.

Be sure pots are empty, clean and dry.Both events are part of a broader agriculture plastics recycling campaign that allows farmers and nursery owners to recycle pots and trays, plus baling twine, hay bale covers and silage covers, which can be made into new plastic items, including drain pipe, truck bed liners and plastic lumber.

Call Lois Ruskell at 425-335-5634, ext. 108, if you have questions.

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