The Great Haliburton Used Plant Pot Drive

Do you have empty plant pots you want to get rid of?

Don’t just throw them away or put them in the recycling – they can be re-used!

Just drop them off in the parking lot of Lucas House in Haliburton Village – close to where the big, old tank was! The address is 123 Maple Avenue. You can leave them next to the green “cage”!

The used plant pots will be re-used by local native plant growers, and you’ll be doing your bit to help the environment.

The pots should be in good shape. The most useable kind are the four-inch ones you normally buy plants in.

Please, no large containers and no hanging basket containers. We can’t use them!

This is an initiative of us here at Grounded and native plant grower, Haliburton Micromeadows.

Simon Payn, of Haliburton-based natural gardens company Grounded, says: “One of the great embarrassments of our industry is the amount of plastic we use. We’re creating gardens that are good for the environment, but at the same time we’re using a lot of plastic. We want to fix that.

“Let’s see how many pots our community can collect. It’s a great challenge as the gardening season gets going.”

Baz Conlin, of Haliburton Micromeadows, says: “This is a win-win. It’s good for the environment because it keeps plastics out of the waste stream and it allows growers to provide native plants at a lower cost.”