Plastic garden pots and trays to be recycled.
Image by Sandy Repp

Plastic garden pots and trays to be recycled.


Gardener's Pot Swap Recycling Event

  • Friday, June 23, 2017, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, June 24, 2017, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday, June 25, 2017, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Monday, June 26, 2017, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

During our recycling event, you can leave your plastic nursery pots, trays and cell packs IN GOOD CONDITION in the designated area off the CCE-Tompkins main parking lot on Willow Avenue. You may take away as many pots as you can use, too! Plastic that is left after the event will be taken to a recycler for processing. This is a FREE opportunity for gardeners to recycle their plastic plant containers instead of throwing them away.

NOTE: ONLY POTS IN GOOD CONDITION WILL BE ACCEPTED! NO broken or torn plastic. All pots dropped at CCE-Tompkins must be clean and stacked by size. Be advised that you now can recycle plastic nursery pots and trays at the Tompkins County Solid Waste Depot.


  • Please bring only empty, unbroken canning jars (Mason, Ball, or Kerr will be imprinted on the jar).
  • All size jars are welcome, but must be true canning jars (please no mayonnaise or sauce jars.)
  • Canning jars should be brought in cardboard boxes, not bags.

Take as many jars home as you need.




Monika Roth
Agriculture Issue Leader; SCNY Regional Ag Team member
(607) 272-2292 ext. 126


CCE-Tompkins Education Center
615 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850-3555