Nursery Containers Alternative ways to recycle Recycle Curbside Plastic nursery containers can be recycled curbside. Ceramic containers must be donated or thrown in the trash. 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.