Recycling offered for flower containers

Recycling offered for flower containers

DANVILLE – Vermilion County gardeners will have a new, Earth-friendly way to get rid of some plastic pots and pot trays that stack up in spring as flowers and vegetables are planted.

On designated Saturdays and Sundays in June, gardeners can turn in their plastic pots and trays for recycling. Only those with the No. 2, 5 or 6 stamped on the bottom will be accepted, according to Vermilion County Recycling Coordinator Lynn Wolgamot.

The number, enclosed in a triangle, should be stamped on the bottom of pots and trays.

Wolgamot said this is a new opportunity to keep the pots and trays out of a landfill.

The plastic pots and trays should be rinsed with water and free of dirt and other debris when they are brought to the collection sites on Saturdays and Sundays in June.

On June 8-9, you can drop off the materials at Sully Schultz Nursery at 317 E. 14th St., Tilton. On June 14-15, a drop off will take place at Danville Gardens, 1307 Cleary Ave., Danville. And on June 21-22, containers can be dropped off at Berry's Garden Center, 3714 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

The project is a pilot program sponsored by Advantage Recycling, a division of Mervis Industries, and the Vermilion County Recycling Program.

For information, call Wolgamot at 431-2662 or one of the participating nurseries.

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