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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

Job Opening - Agricultural Sciences Division Administrator

Closes August 31, 2017

Job Opening - Agricultural Sciences Division Administrator
The Department of Agriculture is seeking an Administrator for our Agricultural Sciences Division. Click here for full position details, and visit our Employment page to view all currently open positions.

Montana Producers eligible for hay lottery

Montana Producers eligible for hay lottery

Helena, Mont. – Producers in Montana affected by drought and fire are now eligible to participate in the first ever hay lottery. Ag Community Relief, is organizing a large-scale hay donation convoy to North Dakota to aid producers in North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana. The first convoy of hay will be delivered in mid-August but more deliveries could arrive as the group continues to fundraise and seek donations and volunteers. The donated hay will be delivered to North Dakota State University (NDSU) in Fargo, N.D. Any other individuals or organizations willing to donate hay or trucking for the hay lottery should call the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Drought Hotline at 701-425-8454.

Hay haulers needed for donated hay

Significant need for hauling from Western Montana to fire- and drought-affected Eastern Montana

Helena, Mont. – Hay donations throughout the state and country have continued to pour in as producers assess damage and recover from the fire and drought conditions in Eastern Montana. Now, hay haulers are needed to help get these donations to Eastern Montana. There is currently a significant need to haul donated hay from Western Montana.

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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