Nursery Containers Alternative ways to recycle Recycling Cart Clean rigid plastic pots can go your recycling bin. The flexible black plastic starter packs go in the landfill cart. Ceramic plant containers do not belong in the recycling (ceramics in general are not recyclable) – if your ceramic pot is not reusable / donateable, please put it into your landfill cart. Alternative Ways to Recycle Return to Lowe’s Garden Center Return used nursery containers, plastic trays and tags to a Lowe’s Garden Center. Lowe’s will accept these containers for recycling, regardless of where you purchased them. Ways to Reuse Raise Your Own Seeds Consider reusing nursery containers to start seeds, divide up plants or transplant seedlings.