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Recycle Plastic Plant Pots at The Home Depot


At The Home Depot, we recognize that our biggest environmental impact is the products we sell. That includes the containers of the products we sell, like those in our garden center. Most commercial plants come in plastic containers, which can be a hassle to recycle. They’re dirty, big and can often pile up in backyards and garages. Don’t toss them in the garbage where they’ll end up in a landfill. Bring them to The Home Depot for recycling, instead.

In 2009, The Home Depot started a recycling program in partnership with East Jordan Plastics to collect and reuse plastic pots from any garden center. East Jordan Plastics reuses and recycles the plastic pots that hold flowers, plants, bushes and trees to produce 100% recyclable plant trays and containers for greenhouses, nurseries and garden centers.

Here’s what you need to know:

    • Look for the black recycle sign with the green plant in your local Home Depot garden center.
    • Place your pots on the rack. We’ll do the rest.
    • The Home Depot will accept any plastic garden container in our garden centers.

The Impact of Recycling

Recycled plastic containers can recover upwards of 60% of the energy tied to initial product processing and divert unnecessary waste from landfills.

Over 16 million pounds of used plastic containers are recycled by East Jordan Plastics.