Packaging Recollection Program

Packaging Recollection Program

In today’s world, it is important for businesses to make a conscious commitment to sustainability not just as a trend but as a responsibility. At Garden Remedies, we aspire to lead the cannabis industry towards a more sustainable future with a growing number of initiatives internally and externally to reduce our environmental impact on the world. That’s why we are thrilled to announce the expansion of our packaging recollection program at our retail locations!

What does this program entail, you may ask? Let’s break it down:

Previously focused on the limited range of packaging we could collect, we are now accepting glass packaging, plastic pre-roll tubes and containers, vape cartridges and batteries, cardboard packaging, plastic mylar bags, and tin containers. By collecting this packaging, we aim to divert more waste than ever from landfills and promote a circular economy.


To participate in this program, we kindly ask that customers adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Bring a maximum of five containers per visit. While we appreciate your enthusiasm to recycle all your packaging, limiting the number of containers to five allows us to process everyone’s contribution effectively. (Don’t forget you can recycle your plastic pre-roll and flower containers at home too.)
  2. Clean out all your containers before bringing them in. We can not accept any packaging with cannabis in it per CCC regulations and cleaning the packaging ensures those separating our packaging down the line can work in a clean environment.
  3. Respect our team’s efforts to check all your packaging when entering the store. Our staff works diligently to ensure all product coming into the program is clean and on the accepted list. We kindly ask for your patience and cooperativity with our team when participating.


Following the acceptance of the packaging, our team mails the collected packaging to a local Massachusetts warehouse run by [Re]Waste, our packaging recollection partners. At the warehouse, local disabled veterans are hired through Goodwill and are responsible for separating the packaging by material type. After the packaging is separated, it gets sent to local Massachusetts manufacturers for reuse and remanufacturing.

This process not only supports the local economy by creating jobs for veterans and providing materials for local manufacturers, but it also ensures a circular pathway for our packaging. Whether the packaging turns into new containers or part of another product all together, every contribution to divert waste from a landfill makes a difference.

To participate in this program, please visit our Marlborough, Melrose, and Newton locations to drop off your packaging today!

We appreciate your continued support and commitment to work towards a sustainable future with us. For any questions, please contact Samantha Woodman, Senior Specialist in Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs at