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Pesticide Plastic Container Recycling Program


The Pesticide Container Recycling Program was created to keep pesticide container plastic out of Montana’s landfills. Emptied and cleaned plastic containers are stored at sites throughout Montana. A truck equipped with shredding equipment and poly transport bags visits the storage sites several times each summer to prepare the plastic for recycling.

Cooperators with public collection sites for rinsed containers can be found in the schedule below. Please check back as these will be updated periodically.

Only HDPE #2 pesticide container plastic can be accepted for the program. Empty containers must be triple rinsed or power washed, with label booklets, lids and foil liners removed. 30- and 55-gallon containers must be cleaned and cut in eight pieces for processing in the portable shredder used by the department. Shredded plastic is recycled into non-consumer items such field drain pipe, roadway speed bumps, pallets and landscape edging..

The program, established with help from the federal Environmental Protection Agency, collected approximately 469,600 pounds of pesticide container since the beginning of the program in October 2009.


Download the
Container Recycling
Program Brochure


For additional information, contact a participating County Weed District or the Montana Department of Agriculture (see Contacts on this page).

Collection Sites

Please call contact person before disposing of pesticide plastic containers at any site!

For information about each individual site, click on an orange dot on the map below.

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Container Recycling Schedule

Pesticide Container Recycling Program starts May 2018!

Start collecting pesticide containers now!

The website is updated regularly. Please check back periodically or call the Montana Department of Agriculture at 406-465-0531 (Carli Lofing, email with any questions.

The 2018 Season Schedule for the Montana Department of Agriculture Pesticide Plastic Pesticide Container Recycling Truck will be posted here soon. For more information, contact program administrator Carli Lofing at 406-465-0531, email

Pesticide Waste Disposal News



Helena, Mont. – Due to the ongoing impacts of severe winter weather, there is currently a significant and urgent need for hay on both the Northern Cheyenne and Fort Belknap reservations. Producers willing to donate hay and/or hauling services can contact emergency personnel at the following numbers:

Northern Cheyenne: Gene Small – (406) 665-6290 or (406) 477-8474

Fort Belknap:            John Young – (406) 353-4874

The Montana Hay Hotline is also available to producers as an online tool to donate, buy, or sell hay. Producers needing donated hay or producers wanting to donate hay can go to the site and create a donation listing by selecting “Donation” from the “Forage Type” dropdown menu. Users can also search existing listings to see what is currently available to purchase or create a new listing of hay for sale. Visit the online tool at:

2018 Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant Hearings

March 5, 2018 - March 9, 2018 in Helena

2018 Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant Hearings

The Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council will hold the 2018 Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant Hearings March 5 to March 9 at the Wingate of Helena, 2007 N Oakes. 

Click here for more information on the Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant Program, and click here for a full agenda for the 2018 hearings.

MDA Accepting Petitions for New Noxious Weed Listings

MDA Accepting Petitions for New Noxious Weed Listings

Helena, Mont. - The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) is now accepting petitions for new plants to be added to the Montana Noxious Weed List. Interested parties who feel that a plant should be listed as a noxious weed in Montana can fill out a petition form (found at and send it to Dave Burch at

Carli Lofing
Pesticide Disposal & Container Recycling Programs

Phone : (406) 465-0531
E-mail :
54 East Larslan Rd
Larslan, MT 59244


Pesticide Container Recycling Program Forms & Files

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