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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 391,000 pounds of pesticide container since the beginning of the program in October 2009.

 

Download the
Container Recycling
Program Brochure (2016)

 

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 2017!

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 CLofing@mt.gov) with any questions.

The 2017 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 CLofing@mt.gov

Pesticide Waste Disposal News

Monarchs & Milkweed: Creating Space For Pollinators presentation Wednesday, October 18 in Helena

At the Montana WILD Education Center, 2668 Broadwater Boulevard

Monarchs & Milkweed: Creating Space For Pollinators presentation Wednesday, October 18 in Helena

Monarch butterfly populations are in decline, largely due to a decline in habitat, specifically – milkweed. Join Montana WILD and the Endangered Species Coalition to create a “Monarch Waystation” by planting native milkweed around the Center. Biologist Glenn Marangelo from the Missoula Insectarium will give a short presentation on the life history and conservation status of the N. American monarch butterfly, after we create new habitat.

Click here to download the event flyer.

Department to Hold Waste Pesticide Disposal Events in September

Annual events have collected over 561,136 lbs. of waste pesticides

Department to Hold Waste Pesticide Disposal Events in September

Helena, Mont. - The Montana Department of Agriculture’s annual Pesticide Disposal Event will be held in several locations across western Montana during September. The collection events will be held September 19 in Kalispell; September 20 in Missoula; September 21 in Helena; and September 22 in Dillon​.  The annual event has collected more than 561,136 pounds of waste pesticides since it began in 1994. 

MDA launches Agriculture Fire & Drought Assistance Hotline

Resources and prgroams to help affected ag producers

MDA launches Agriculture Fire & Drought Assistance Hotline

Helena, Mont. – As drought conditions worsen and fires burn throughout the state, the Montana Department of Agriculture has launched the Agriculture Fire and Drought Assistance Hotline. The hotline will serve as a tool to help connect those affected to available resources, programs and donations, as well as to provide information on how others can help. Questions related to hay/feed donations, livestock, fencing, and transportation can be directed to the hotline. The hotline number is 1-844-515-1571 and the line will be staffed 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. 

Click here for more resources, programs and links to assist those affected by fire and drought.

Carli Lofing
Pesticide Disposal & Container Recycling Programs

Phone : (406) 465-0531
E-mail : CLofing@mt.gov
54 East Larslan Rd
Larslan, MT 59244

 

Pesticide Container Recycling Program Forms & Files

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