Bloomington City Township

607 S. Gridley St, Ste B, Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 434-2730 | | (309) 827-3667

POTS Recycling Program

POTS Recycling Program is open for collection.  Please save your plastic horticulture pots.  The collection bins have been opened for the 2021 season.

Collection bins are open!

Please slide the roof and deposit your plastic horticulture pots.  Please remember to close the collection bin roof which ensures the pots remain dry.

Thank you for your recycling efforts to keep plastic horticulture pots out of the landfill! 

Collection sites are: 

Casey's Garden Shop and Florist, 1505 N. Main St., Normal, (behind the building)

A.B. Hatchery and Garden Center, 916 E. Grove St., Bloomington, (east side of building)

Owens Nursery and Florist, 1700 Morrissey, Bloomington (east side of entrance) 

Growing Grounds, 1610 S. Main St., Bloomington

Jeffery Alans, 701 Towanda Avenue, Normal

City of Bloomington Township, 607 S. Gridley St., Bloomington, (front of building)

Under Illinois Public Aid Code (305ILCS 5/9-6) Townships 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 towards 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)434 - 2730.