Bloomington City Township


607 S. Gridley St, Ste B | Bloomington, IL 61701

POTS Recycling Program

Under Illinois Public Aid Code (305 ILCS 5/9-6) Township's are authorized to establish and operate workfare programs which will provide Township General Assistance recipients with an opportunity to enhance their work habits, experience and training.  

As part of its Workfare program, the City of Bloomington Township has created POTS (Promoting Others to Succeed) program which focuses on developing work skills while providing recycling services to the community at large.

Effective July 17, 2018, the electors of the City of Bloomington Township authorized a lease with Home Sweet Home Ministries (HSHM) to provide warehouse space for the POTS Program. 

The former Garden Pot Recycling and Illinois Plastic Pot Recycling Initiative is now called POTS Program.  The City of Bloomington Township has revived the program for plastic horticulture waste recycling, specifically garden pots and trays. 

We would like to thank Henson’s Disposal and Recycling for their donation toward the purchase of the collection bins located at the following sites:

           Casey’s Garden Shop and Florist

           A.B. Hatchery and Garden Center

           Owen Nursery and Florist

           Wendell Niepagen Greenhouses and Garden Center

           City of Bloomington Township

The City of Bloomington Township wishes to thank the many supporters of the POTS Program:  The City of Bloomington Township Board of Trustees, Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Home Sweet Home Ministries, Ecology Action Center, the City of Bloomington, and Kauth Design.

For additional information, please contact the City of Bloomington Township at (309)828-2356.