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Main Collection Site
Through October 31, 2011
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

Additional Collection Sites

Collecting through
September 30, 2011

Bowood Farms
4605 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 454-6868

Crabapple Cove Nursery
6961 Telegraph Road
St. Louis, MO 63129
(314) 846-4021

Garden Heights Nursery
1605 S. Big Bend Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63117
(314) 645-7333

Greenscape Gardens
2832 Barrett Station Road
Ballwin, MO 63021
(314) 821-2440

Hartke Nursery
1030 N. Warson Road
St. Louis, MO 63132
(314) 997-6679

Hillermann Nursery & Florist
2601 East 5th Street
Washington, MO 63090
(636) 239-6729

Rolling Ridge Garden Center
60 N. Gore
Webster Groves, MO 63119
(314) 962-3311

Sherwood's Forest Nursery &
Garden Center

2651 Barrett Station
Ballwin, MO 63021
(314) 966-0028

Summer Winds/
Timber Creek Nursery

54 Clarkson Road
Ellisville, MO 63011
(636) 227-0095

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

University Gardens
8130 Delmar Blvd.
University City, MO 63130
(314) 863-1700

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


Plastic Pot Recycling                                  
April 4 to October 31, 2011 at the Monsanto Center
April 4 to September 30, 2011 at additonal locations

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

You can help reduce the amount of horticultural waste in landfills by recycling your plastic garden pots, polystyrene cell packs and trays at the Garden and other locations throughout St. Louis City and County.

The Missouri Botanical Garden operates the most extensive public garden recycling program in the nation. The Plastic Pot Recycling program collected a record 138,000 pounds of horticultural waste in 2010.

To date, the Garden’s Plastic Pot Recycling program has saved over 980,000 pounds of plastic garden pots, cell packs and trays from landfills.

How the program works

Plastic pot recycling

Collect and sort your plastic gardening containers into cell packs, pots, and trays. Please shake soil and rocks out of containers and remove all metal hangers, rings or other foreign materials.

Plastic pot recycling

Bring them to the Garden’s Monsanto Center or your nearest participating satellite garden center location.

Plastic pot recycling

We grind them up and market the chips to manufacturers of plastic lumber, retaining wall ties, or other recycled products!


Plastic timbers are water and pest resistant and can be cut and drilled similar to wooden lumber. They outlast traditional wooden railroad ties that have a life span of only ten to 15 years.

Sponsored by




Missouri Environmental Improvement and Energy Resource Authority