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Pesticide Container Recycling Collection Event

Thank you to everyone you participated in the 2017 colleciton events.

 

SAVE YOUR TRIPLE RINSED PESTICIDE CONTAINERS.

 

We plan to have at least one collection event in 2018. Please check our website or give our office a call.  

 

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 for this event can be picked up at the Kalamazoo Conservation District, Co-Alliance, and BFG Supply. 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.

 

KCD Hours

Mon-Fri :

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Because we are a field office, please call BEFORE your visit

Phone: 269.775.3368

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