The Rockway Gardens team appreciates donations of empty plastic garden pots or flats throughout the summer season. They reuse these containers for a number of reasons, including transporting plants to and from their greenhouse space. Drop off your pots and trays at the Garden House in Rockway Gardens (7 Floral Cres., Kitchener) between 7am and 3pm, Monday to Friday.
Grobe Nursery will accept the return of 10 gallon pots and larger (basically what trees come in). They’re able to sterilize these and reuse them.
Loblaws Garden Centres (Valumart, Zehrs, Real Canadian Superstore)
Garden Centres of stores that offer Optimum points (Loblaws) are currently running a program where you can receive 100 points for each empty pot or flat you return (ends on June 17th, 2023). They note that their empty pots are shipped back to the greenhouse where they are compacted/crushed, and that their plastic is shredded to make pellets which are used to make new pots and flats.