"Protecting Soil & Water for Generations; not only today's generation but future generations."
"Protecting Soil & Water for Generations; not only today's generation but future generations."

Pesticide Container Recycling

 

 

SAVE YOUR TRIPLE RINSED PESTICIDE CONTAINERS.

 

 

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTAINERS:

  • MUST be rinsed of all residues after use.
  • MUST be dry.
  • Any container larger than a 55 gallon drum MUST be cut into 2.5 foot sections.

 

Large bags to collect and store your clean and dry ag containers can be picked up at the Kalamazoo Conservation District office. You can also tie up jugs using twine.

 

Are my jugs clean enough? Go to the Ag Container Recycling Council - ACRC Website for more information

 

More details of what will be accepted?

 

  • Rigid high density polyethylene (HDPE), 55 gallons and smaller, that previously held products utilized in the following markets:
  • Crop Protection – Containers that held EPA registered crop protection products labeled for agricultural uses. Containers that previously held non- registered products such as adjuvants, crop oils and surfactants are also eligible for recycling.
  • Specialty Pesticides and Fertilizers – Containers that held EPA registered products labeled for professional Structural Pest Control, Animal Health, Turf and Ornamental, Vegetation Management, Nursery and Greenhouse, Forestry, Aquatics, and Public Health uses are eligible for recycling, Containers that previously held non-registered products such as adjuvants, crop oils and surfactants are also eligible for pick up.
  • Pest Control Operators, Structural Pest Control – Containers that held EPA registered products labeled for professional application

 

What will NOT be accepted

  • Any container constructed of anything other than HDPE, rotationally molded containers, mini-bulk, intermediate bulk containers (IBC), totes, and all containers that previously held products utilized in the following markets:
  • Consumer Home & Garden, Pest Control and Swimming Pool Maintenance – Containers that previously held products labeled for consumer use in households, lawn and garden, and swimming pool uses are not eligible for recycling in the ACRC program.

 

 

CHECKLIST:

 

TYPE: Include containers made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) only; embossed with the plastic resin code #2.
PRIOR USE: EPA registered crop protection products labeled for agriculture, animal health, forestry, vegetative management, and specialty pest control are acceptable.  Also acceptable, are containers holding crop protection adjuvants, crop oils and surfactants.
EXCLUSIVE PROFESSIONAL USE : The ACRC accepts containers for products applied by Growers or Commercial Applicators only. Do not NOT include containers that held veterinary, consumer or home & garden protection products. These are not acceptable for recycling in the ACRC program.
 SIZES: All sizes up to and including 55-gallon capacity are routinely accepted.
RESIDUES & CLEANING: Containers must be empty and triple-rinsed or pressure-rinsed to remove all residue. Staining is acceptable. Caked-on residue is not. Be sure there is no residue that can be smeared or will flake off when touched with a glove. The interior surfaces of containers must be dry.
STORAGE: To keep container dry, store in a building, trailer, or under a plastic tarp.
PARTS & CAPS: NON-high-density polyethylene (HDPE) parts such as caps, metal handles and rubber linings cannot be recycled, and should be disposed of as normal solid waste. Do not put a cap back on a rinsed container.
LABEL & BOOKLET REMOVAL: Labels and booklets will interfere with the recycling process and should be removed. If you have trouble with label removal, check with your ACRC Contractor.

 

Where can I recycle used pesticide containers?

 

BFG Supply Co. in Kalamazoo accepts containers only from their customers.

Phone: (800) 883-7234 or 269-762-6167

 

 

The following accept containers from their customers. Please call for information if you are not a customer.

 

Co-Alliance  in Schoolcraft

Phone: (269) 679-5226

 

 

Wilbur-Ellis in Three Rivers

Phone: (269) 273-4747 ext. 4 or (989) 529-6501

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KCD Hours

Mon-Thu :

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Because we are a field office and Fridays are field days, please call BEFORE you visit.

Phone: 269.775.3368

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