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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:35 am    Post subject: leftover pots Reply with quote

i'm referring to the ones which the plants come in from the garden centre; just wondering what other people do with them?
straight in the bin - or can they be recycled? or have you been able to locate another taker for them?

we have about 80 or 90 in various sizes from about .25l to 5l, and i'm loathe to chuck them if there's a better use for them.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can put them in the recycling bin. Or give them to a church fete.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our recycling centre takes them so I suspect it is the same in all recycling centres.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wash mine and bring them back to my Supplier...
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you know a small nursery they will take them
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but plant pots generally can't go in the recycling bin- they are typically polystyrene (number five in the little recycling triangle symbol) and this is one of the least recyclable plastics. There is no physical reason why it is more difficult to recycle, it is just that the industry isn't set up to process this type of plastic.
I have seen the plastic biopots in garden centres (made from a more recyclable plastic), but to be honest I think they are very expensive.

Reuse is better than recycling so the best option is definitely to give them back (or is there a community group such as a mens shed) that would be interested in them?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I reckon that i have over a thousand pots here!!! I don't throw them away until they break.
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