No. We do not collect used Monrovia containers from garden centers for both logistic and sanitary reasons. Often, we use common carrier trucks throughout most of the United States and they do not return to our nursery after delivering plants. Additionally, due to pest and disease issues such as the Mediterranean fruit fly, the glassy-wing sharpshooter, fire ants, and sudden oak death, it is not viable to bring the containers back on to the nursery grounds; the resources and chemicals needed to disinfect the pots would offset the potential benefits.
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