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Keywords: Recycling (Waste, etc.), Euphorbia

PAL Question:

I have a large Euphorbia trigona (also known as an African milk tree), nearly 7 feet tall that currently lives in my living room. I will be moving soon, and it is too large to take with me. I'm concerned about putting it in the yard waste bin and exposing the people who collect it to the irritating sap. Also, is this type of Euphorbia a noxious weed that I should keep out of the yard waste altogether?

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I believe it should be fine to put the Euphorbia in your yard waste, as yard waste handlers wear gloves. You could minimize the amount of sap going into the recycling by cutting it into the largest allowable sections, then setting them on a tarp to ooze their sap for a while before adding them to the container. There are a few varieties of Euphorbia that are classified as noxious weeds and would need appropriate disposal, and your plant is not one of them.

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Date 2007-01-16
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Keywords: Recycling (Waste, etc.)

PAL Question:

Do you know of a source in the greater Seattle area or North Puget Sound that will take and recycle 1 gallon black plastic pots that nursery stock comes in?

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If you have recycling service in the city of Seattle, you may put clean plastic plant pots in your recycling bin. If you do not have access to recycling, here are some other options. Seattle Public Utilities provides a list of places to recycle plastic pots. Flower World Nursery in Maltby also accepts plastic pots for recycling and reuse.

Regular Hours:
9:00am - 5:00pm, 7 days per week
Phone: (425) 481-7565 or (360) 668-9575

You may also call the following nurseries to find out if they are currently accepting 1 gallon plastic pots:

Hayes Nursery
Phone: (425) 391-4166
12504 Issaquah-Hobart Road SE
Issaquah, WA 98027

The Copper Vine
1315 E. Pine
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 323 -0770

Squak Mountain Nursery
7600 Renton-Issaquah Rd SE
Issaquah, Washington 98027
(425) 392-1025

You can also contact King County Solid Waste.
King County also has an Online Exchange Program.

Another exchange and recycling resource is
Garden Web's Pacific Northwest Garden Exchange.

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Date 2007-05-08
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Keywords: Cold protection of plants, Frost, Attracting wildlife, Christmas trees, Recycling (Waste, etc.)

Garden Tool: Before you send your Christmas tree away to be chipped for mulch, consider how the tree can be used in your own garden. Cut the branches off the main trunk to place around plants or emerging bulbs that could use extra frost protection. The main trunk could then be used as a stout stake for annual vines planted in the spring. Another idea is to use it as a temporary bird feeding station. Tie on orange slices, suet balls, peanut butter and birdseed smeared pine cones and then stand back and watch the feeding frenzy.

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Date: 2005-10-21
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