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September 2014

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Free Landscape Plastics Recycling Event

Waukesha, WI – Johnson's Nursery, Inc. headquartered at W180 N6275 Marcy Road, in Menomonee Falls, will be holding their first plastic plant containers recycling collection event on Saturday, October 19 from 8 a.m. until noon. Residents and businesses may bring used plastic growing pots, plant trays, and plant containers free of charge for recycling. These plastic plant containers must be free of plant debris, tags, and metals and will be sorted on site by plastic type in identified containers. The recycling collection event is a coordinated effort between Johnson's Nursery, Inc. and the Waukesha County recycling program.

Johnson’s Nursery, Inc. has been in business for over 54 years. As the company grows, it continues to supply it’s customers with high quality plants and services but is also doing its part to reduce plastic horticultural waste. Across the U.S., millions of pounds of agricultural plastics are discarded in local landfills every year. “The more landscape plastics we collect and recycle, the more effective we become at closing the recycling loop,” said Mr. Chad Johnson, President and owner of Johnson’s Nursery, Inc.

According to East Jordan Plastics, Inc., the manufacturer and recycler of plastic plant containers, recycling plastic plant containers can recover upwards of 60% of the energy put into processing the product initially.

This event is being held only once during the 2013 growing season; however, during the 2014 growing season, the recycling collection will become a monthly event at Johnson's Nursery, Inc. because it will allow customers a viable option for recycling used pots that provide the necessary materials to manufacture new pots and ultimately divert these plastics from our local landfills. This program provides sustainable situation for Waukesha County residents and businesses.

For more information about the collection event at Johnson's Nursery, Inc., visit www.johnsonsnursery.com, call 262-252-4988 or contact Waukesha County Recycling at 262-896-8300.
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