Where can I recycle plastic plant pots NZ?

The pots are sent to our recycling partners, Recycling Group and Pact Group, to be shredded and melted into resin, which is then remoulded into new pots by our supply partner Zealandia Horticulture. All you need to do is clean out your pots and drop them into the Pot Recycle crate at your local Mitre 10 store.

Can I put plastic plant pots in my recycling bin?

Most Local Authorities collect pots tubs and trays in the kerbside collection. If they do, then you should be able to put non-black plastic plant pots in with your normal home recycling collection. It is worth checking your local garden centre as some offer plant pot take back schemes. …

What can I do with unwanted plastic plant pots?

Take any unwanted plastic pots to a garden centre that offers a recycling service. If your nearest centre doesn’t offer one, suggest the idea to them. If you want to buy plastic pots (with or without plants in them) choose ones that are made from recycled plastic (such as Plantpak).

Are GREY plastic plant pots recyclable?

Fully recyclable -just dispose of in your household recycling bin. Capable of being detected by scanners at recycling centres.

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Are black plastic nursery pots recyclable?

Since they’re dyed with carbon inks that can’t easily be broken down, black plastic pots are non-recyclable. That makes them a single-use plastic, which takes around 450 years to decompose.

Are pots recyclable?

Metal pots and pans are not accepted in any local recycling program. Donation or reuse is the preferred option for cookware in good condition. Otherwise, dispose of pots and pans in the garbage.

Are plastic planters recyclable?

We offer this service to our customers based on the environmental impact of plastic. It’s just the right thing to do,” says Tiffany Seto, The Home Depot’s Manager, Environmental Sustainability. Want to recycle your plastic planter pots? Head to your nearest The Home Depot’s Garden Center.

Why is black plastic not recyclable?

Black plastic does not reflect light so cannot be sorted by the scanners. Some citizens have stopped putting it in recycling bins, while some restaurants have swapped to another plastic colour.

How do you dispose of potted plants?

Discard the dead plants in a compost pile or over a garden area to decompose. Another option for recycling the dead plants is to spread the dead plants on a lawn and mulch them with a lawnmower. There’s no need to throw dead plants out with the garbage when they can decompose to contribute to healthy soil.

What can you do with plant pots?

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