June 24, 2011

Pot swap through Monday

No, I'm not posting this for the multi-meaning headline. I'm posting it because I suspect there are a lot of folks like me who accumulate plastic pots from nurseries and would like to get rid of them in some more useful way than putting them in the trash.

Yes, it does require a drive down to Ithaca - combine it with another trip if you can! I have to buy rabbit and duck food there anyway.

4th Annual Gardener's Flower Pot Swap & Recycling Days

Friday June 24 - Monday June 27 at Tompkins County Cornell Cooperative Extension, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY

Are you looking for an environmentally friendly solution for what to do with the plastic containers from plants you purchased this spring? Bring your plastic nursery pots, seedling flats, plastic trays and cell packs (but no PVC!) any time on Friday-Saturday-Sunday-Monday and leave them in the designated area off the parking lot behind Cooperative Extension.

Home gardeners and growers may also take away as many pots as you can use! We also invite bedding plant and nursery growers to come select pots to reuse in your business!

At the conclusion of this collection drive, all pots and flats that remain will be trucked to Ultimate Recycling Plastics in Port Gibson (near Palmyra, NY) where they will get a new life as nailer boards. Sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County Horticulture Program and Ultimate Recycled Plastics.

Google map to our location: http://ccetompkins.org/calendar/10/04/16/gardeners-pot-swap-recycling-event

Questions? Call CCE-Tompkins at 607-272-2292.

Posted by simon at June 24, 2011 9:58 AM in
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