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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 549,600 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 2019!

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 Davis, email with any questions.

The 2019 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 Davis at 406-465-0531, email

Pesticide Waste Disposal News

Recruiting members for the Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council (NWMAC)

Applications due by April 12, 2019

Recruiting members for the Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council (NWMAC)

The Montana Department of Agriculture is recruiting members for the Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council (NWMAC). Applications are due by April 12, 2019.

Members of the NWMAC provide guidance to the Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant Program, which assists Montana counties, local and tribal communities, researchers and educators in efforts to combat noxious weeds. Reviewing grant applications requires a considerable amount of time in addition to attending the grant hearings which typically last five days. After the Noxious Weed Trust Fund grant hearings, held annually in March, the NWMAC recommends and presents funding counsel to the Director for approval.

Open Positions:

  • Livestock Production Representative
  • Herbicide Dealer or Applicator
  • Biological Research and Control Interests Representative
  • Western County Weed District Representative
  • Agriculture Crop Production Representative

Please apply and submit a letter of interest to the Montana Department of Agriculture, Attn: Ben Thomas, PO Box 200201, Helena, MT, 59620-0201;

Click here to download the Application Form.

2019 Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant Hearings Agenda

Hearing will be held at the DoubleTree in Helena on March 4 - March 8

2019 Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant Hearings Agenda

Click here to download the full 2019 Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant Hearing agenda. Hearing will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton - Helena Downtown, 22 N. Last Chance Gulch, on March 4 - March 8, 2019. 

Proposals Sought for 2019 Pulse Research & Market Development Program

Proposals Sought for 2019 Pulse Research & Market Development Program

Helena, Mont. – The Montana Pulse Crop Committee (MPCC) is seeking proposals for the Montana Pulse Research & Market Development Program. The MPCC invites proposals to fund research projects, market development projects and educational projects designed to address Montana’s pulse industry.

Research proposals are to be submitted through the US Dry Pea and Lentil Council (USADPLC) and are due December 8th. The Research review process will be held February 12-14, 2019 in Fargo, ND. USADPLC will finalize its budget by June 30, 2019 and award notices will be sent out in July 2019. For more information on research proposals, see the USADPLC Request for Proposals at:

Proposals submitted for market development or education projects must be received by the MPCC on or before March 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm. Proposals must be submitted through the Webgrants system at Instructions on using Webgrants can be found at:

Visit for a complete list of guidelines and eligibility requirements. Questions on applications should be directed to the Montana Pulse Crop Committee, PO Box 200201, Helena, MT 59620-0201 or by contacting Zach Coccoli at (406) 444-0132 or via email at

The Montana Department of Agriculture’s mission is to protect producers and consumers, and to enhance and develop agriculture and allied industries.  

Carli Davis
Pesticide Disposal & Container Recycling Programs

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


Pesticide Container Recycling Program Forms & Files

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