Bloomington City Township

607 S. Gridley St, Ste B, Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 828- 2356 | | (309) 827-3667

POTS Recycling Program

POTS RECYCLING CONTAINERS ARE NOW OPEN FOR COLLECTION.  PLEASE SLIDE ROOF AND DEPOSIT PLASTIC HORTICULTURE POTS.  WE ASK THAT YOU CLOSE THE COLLECTION BIN ROOF TO ENSURE THE POTS REMAIN DRY.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR RECYCLING EFFORTS TO KEEP HORTICULTURE POTS OUT OF THE LANDFILL!  COLLECTIONS SITES ARE: 

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

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.    

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.