Planters Go in the Garbage
Ceramic pots and terracotta planters are not recyclable and may contaminate glass recycling. Put them in the garbage.
Wrap Broken Planters
Place planter shards in a small plastic bag or wrap them in newspaper. Dispose of wrapped shards in the garbage.
Metal Planters Are Scrap Metal
If you have a metal planter you’d like to get rid of, you can clean it out and dispose of it as scrap metal.
Plastic Nursery Containers
Is your pot or planter made of plastic? See plastic nursery containers for disposal instructions.
Ways to Reduce
Repair Cracked or Broken Planters
Planters with cracks, fine lines or broken pieces can be sealed with an epoxy glue or cement adhesive. This will make them waterproof and extend their life.
Repaint Old Planters
Spruce up any planters whose colors have washed out with a fresh coat of paint — they’ll look brand new. This is also a great way to hide any lines from a glue repair.