Waukesha County Residents Urged to Keep Landscape Plastics Out of Curbside Recycling Containers

WAUKESHA COUNTY RESIDENTS URGED TO KEEP LANDSCAPE PLASTICS OUT OF CURBSIDE RECYCLING CONTAINERS

Recycle used plastic growing pots, plant trays and plant containers at local garden centers

(WAUKESHA, WI) – With garden and landscape season at its peak, Waukesha County reminds residents to 'Recycle Right’. Residents should not place used plastic growing pots, plant trays, and plant containers into their curbside recycling containers. They are invited to drop these landscaping items off at local garden centers for recycling.

“The curbside recycling program is unable to accept plastic plant containers as these materials are contaminated with dirt and debris,” said Rebecca Mattano, Recycling & Solid Waste Supervisor for Waukesha County. “Taking the extra effort to properly recycle these materials at local businesses keeps plastics out of landfills and saves more than 60% of the energy it takes to make brand new products.”

Many local garden centers offer recycling programs to provide a sustainable option for customers to close the recycling loop, and make a difference. For a list of local businesses with landscape recycling programs, visit: www.waukeshacounty.gov/landandparks/recycling/other-subpage/plastic-planting-pots/

Resident are encouraged to learn more about Waukesha County Recycling:

  • Acceptable Curbside Recycling Guide: www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling     
  • Waukesha County Recycles Mobile App: The free app provides detailed information on what is recyclable curbside as well as what, how and where to recycle or safely dispose of other. Available for download on the App Store and Google Play Store

For more information, visit our web site at www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling, call 262-896-8300 or follow @WaukCoRecycles on Twitter or like Waukesha County Recycles on Facebook.