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Ask SSC Q: Is there anyone in Whatcom County who will take and re-use plastic planting pots?


Plant Pots

A: Dear Laura,

Yes – a number of area nurseries and garden centers will accept certain sizes or styles of pots for reuse. The retailer where you bought the plants might also take them back.

For pots that can’t be reused, we offering a drop-off recycling option. Please note: plastic garden pots are not accepted through our curbside recycling program.

Plastic garden pots, trays, buckets (larger than 1 gal), lids, hinged “clamshell” containers and blister-type packaging. Please brush pots and trays clean. Nest together. Rinse buckets clean. Remove metal handles.


Bellingham Transfer Station & Recycle Center

1001 Roeder Avenue (corner F&Roeder)

Hours: Monday-Friday 8AM - 5PM. Closed major holidays.

Fee charged. As of 01/01/13: $5 per 30 gal bag or equivalent.


Please contact us at or 360-734-3490 or for questions.


About Sanitary Service Company (SSC)

Established in 1929, SSC is Whatcom County's largest recycling and garbage collection service provider, serving 45,000 + customers from Bellingham to Blaine and beyond. SSC was named the 2012 Green Business of the Year by the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber and is a sustaining member of Sustainable Connections, a Toward Zero Waste Founding Pioneer, 100% Green Power Leader, 5-Star EnviroStar, BizCycle Silver bicycle-friendly business and Whatcom Smart Trips employer. For more info visit Connect with us: Facebook/sscinc and Twitter @sscinctweets.



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