SAVE YOUR TRIPLE-RINSED PESTICIDE CONTAINERS.
Where can I recycle used pesticide containers?
The following businesses accept containers from their customers. Please call for information if you are not a customer.
BFG Supply Co., Kalamazoo
Phone: (800) 883-7234 or 269-762-6167
Phone: (269) 679-5226
Wilbur-Ellis, Three Rivers
Phone: (269) 273-4747 ext. 4
Battle Creek Farm Bureau, Climax
REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTAINERS:
*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:
What will NOT be accepted:
|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.|