Hicks Nurseries Helps Gardeners Go Greener

April 21, 2022

Westbury, NY:  Hicks Nurseries, Long Island’s largest and premier garden center, will help gardeners go greener again this year with its annual free plastic recycling program May 14th to July 17th.  Since the program started in 2009, over 51,840 cubic feet of plastic garden waste has been collected and recycled.

“Our plastic recycling program speaks to our commitment to the planet, keeping as many of these products out of landfills as possible.” said Stephen Hicks, president of Hicks Nurseries, Inc. “It also gives us the opportunity to provide an easy recycling solution for our customers during the busiest planting season of the year.”

Home gardeners are encouraged to bring their plastic pots, cell packs and trays to be recycled. Hicks Nurseries specifications for recyclables before dropping them into the recycling bin include:

  • Sort plastic garden pots, cell packs and trays
  • Shake out all soil and rocks from containers
  • Remove metal hangers, rings or other foreign materials

Only garden plastics will be accepted. No household plastics, no food plastics, no clay pots, no soil, no metal plant hangers and no plastic bags are permitted.

Hicks Nurseries Plastic Recycling Program is only open to retail customers and the public. It is not for commercial or landscaper use. The drop-off bin is located at Hicks Nurseries’ Customer Pick-up/Loading Area at 100 Jericho Turnpike in Westbury, New York.


Hicks Nurseries is Long Island’s largest and premier garden center, family owned and operated since 1853.  Dedicated to helping its customers achieve their goals easily and stress free, Hicks Nurseries provides an exceptional selection of quality products including indoor and outdoor plants, patio furniture, garden accents and planters, lawn care, seasonal decor and more. They also offer complete landscape design/build services and expert advice to make gardening successful and enjoyable for everyone. Hicks Nurseries is conveniently located at 100 Jericho Turnpike in Westbury, NY. To learn more, visit https://hicksnurseries.com/



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