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Plant Pots - Plastic

Plastic plant pots are made of hard, rigid plastic for storing plants.

Offer empty, dry stacked plastic plant containers for reuse to other gardeners, nurseries, and school gardens through social media groups, listservs or other online offerings. If you have space, store for use for seasonal seed starts.

Here are Bay Area gardening resources for tools, seeds, right plant - right place, composting, sheet mulching, and Bay Friendly nurseries.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Alden Lane Nursery 981 Alden Lane Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off
Bay Polymer 44530 South Grimmer Rd Fremont Recycle Buyback Pick-up Commercial quantities.
Berkeley Horticultural Nursery 1310 McGee Ave Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off Knock dirt from pots, trays and tags.
Biagini Waste Reduction Systems Inc. 1150 Hensley Street Richmond Recycle Paid Pick-up
Broadway Terrace Nursery 4340 Clarewood Drive Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off Knock dirt from pots, trays and tags.
Davis Street (WM) Resource Recovery Complex (Transfer Station) 2615 Davis St. San Leandro Recycle Free Drop-off Recycle drop-off area
East Bay Nursery 2332 San Pablo Ave Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off Knock dirt from pots, trays and tags.
El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center 7501 Schmidt Ln. El Cerrito Recycle Free Drop-off Planters bin. Must be clean and dry.
Evergreen Nursery and Garden Supply 350 San Leandro Blvd San Leandro Recycle Free Drop-off Knock dirt from pots, trays and tags.
Facebook Buy Nothing Groups Oakland Reuse Free Pick-up
Farm2Market Farm 677 West Ranger Ave Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off Pots and Flat plastic trays with drainage. Clean, good condition only for reuse. Drop neatly to the left of the gate during daylight hours or walk-in to place on the stage. Small quantity only. Nothing crushed, broken or brittle.
Flowerland 1330 Solano Ave Albany Recycle Free Drop-off Knock dirt from pots, trays and tags.
FreeCycle Oakland Reuse Free Pick-up
Grand Lake Ace Garden Center 4001 Grand Ave Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off Knock dirt from pots, trays and tags.
Green Planet 21 336 Adeline Street Oakland Recycle Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Recycle Paid Pick-up
Hayward Transfer Station 3458 Enterprise Ave Hayward Recycle Paid Drop-off If associated with C&D project.
Home Depot (Emeryville) 3838 Hollis St. Emeryville Recycle Free Drop-off Leave empty, dirt-free plastic pots, containers, or trays on the designated rack \"Recycle any Plastic Garden Container Here\" at the Garden Center.
Home Depot (Fremont) 43900 Ice House Ter. Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off Leave empty, dirt-free plastic pots, containers, or trays on the designated rack \"Recycle any Plastic Garden Container Here\" at the Garden Center.
Home Depot (Hayward) 21787 Hesperian Blvd. Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off Leave empty, dirt-free plastic pots, containers, or trays on the designated rack \"Recycle any Plastic Garden Container Here\" at the Garden Center.

Curbside Service

Recycling Garbage Note
Alameda
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Albany
Free of dirt.
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Berkeley
Free of dirt. Offer good condition for reuse to local community or nursery.
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Castro Valley Sanitary District
Free of dirt. Offer good condition for reuse to local community.
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Dublin
Free of dirt. Offer good condition for reuse to local community. Consider collecting, cleaning, and donating to local farms for reuse.
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Emeryville
Free of dirt. Offer good condition for reuse to local community.
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Fremont
Free of dirt. Offer good condition for reuse to local community.
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Hayward
Free of dirt. Offer good condition for reuse to local community.
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Free of dirt. Offer good condition for reuse to local community.
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Livermore
Free of dirt. Offer good condition for reuse to local community.
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Newark
Free of dirt. Offer good condition for reuse to local community.
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Oakland
Free of dirt. Offer good condition for reuse to local community.
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Piedmont
Free of dirt. Offer good condition for reuse to local community.
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Pleasanton
Free of dirt. Offer good condition for reuse to local community.
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San Leandro
Free of dirt. Offer good condition for reuse to local community.
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San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
Free of dirt. Offer good condition for reuse to local community.
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San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Free of dirt. Offer good condition for reuse to local community.
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Free of dirt. Offer good condition for reuse to local community.
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Union City
Free of dirt. Offer good condition for reuse to local community.
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