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WELCOME TO THE PESTICIDE 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.

The program, established with help from the federal Environmental Protection Agency, collected approximately 607,600 pounds of pesticide container since the beginning of the program in October 2009.

Please use the panels below to find more information about the program.

Contact



MDA Recycling and Disposal Coordinator Carli Davis

Carli Davis
Pesticide Disposal and Container Recycling Programs

Phone :
(406) 465-0531
Carli.Davis@mt.gov
54 East Larslan Rd.
Larslan, MT 59244



 


Montana Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Section Supervisor Layla Dunlap

Layla Dunlap
Natural Resource Section Supervisor

Phone: (406) 444-9066
Layla.Dunlap@mt.gov
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601


Agricultural News

EPA Announces Grant Opportunity for Food Waste Management Projects

Applications are due on July 14, 2020

EPA Announces Grant Opportunity for Food Waste Management Projects

EPA supports diversion of food waste and other organic materials from landfills.  AD is an alternative to landfilling that results in environmental benefits in the form of renewable energy (biogas) and a product that can improve soil health (digestate). The goal of this funding opportunity is to accelerate the development of new or enhance/increase existing anaerobic digestion capacity and infrastructure in the United States.

The total estimated funding for this competitive opportunity shall not exceed $3 million in total grant funding. EPA anticipates awarding 10 to 40 cooperative agreements and individual grant awards may potentially be in the range of $50,000-$300,000.

Click to learn more.

To apply for this opportunity, search EPA-OLEM-ORCR-20-02 on www.grants.govApplications are due on July 14, 2020.

Grants Available through the Montana Agriculture Adaptability Program (MTAAP) for Food and Ag Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Crisis

Up to $10,000 available to small and medium-sized food & ag businesses intended to create additional economic activity and bolster food security

Grants Available through the Montana Agriculture Adaptability Program (MTAAP) for Food and Ag Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Crisis

Montana Department of Agriculture, Montana Food and Agriculture Adaptability Program

Click Here to Apply


Grants are available to food and agriculture businesses to help increase community resilience amid the COVID 19 pandemic and other economic disruptions. Grants are intended to create additional economic activity and bolster food security. Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to, those focused on accessing new markets, projects which strengthen and expand local food systems, and other business adaptations that decrease food and agricultural waste. The need for such innovations must be driven by the COVID 19 pandemic. Total funding available is $500,000, with a maximum application amount of $10,000.
mtaap@mt.gov

 

Governor Bullock's Stay at Home Directive Identifies Food & Ag Essential Businesses and Operations

To curtail the spread of COVID-19, nonessential businesses and operations will close March 28 - April 10, 2020

Governor Bullock's Stay at Home Directive Identifies Food & Ag Essential Businesses and Operations

On March 26, Governor Bullock issued a directive requiring Montanans to stay home and temporarily close all nonessential businesses and operations to curtail the spread of COVID-19. The order, which takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on March 28 and will be in effect through April 10, identifies essential businesses and operations related to food and agriculture, as included in the sections shown below:

Click to view the  the Governor’s Directive Implementing Executive Orders 2-2020 and 3-2020.

Documents to download