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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 CLofing@mt.gov) 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 CLofing@mt.gov

Pesticide Waste Disposal News

Question-and-Answer Conference Call for Growth Through Agriculture Grant Program Applicants

October 23 at 10:00 am MST

Question-and-Answer Conference Call for Growth Through Agriculture Grant Program Applicants

Helena, Mont. – Agriculture businesses and organizations throughout Montana will have the opportunity to participate in a question-and-answer conference call on the Growth Through Agriculture (GTA) program at 10:00 am MST on October 23rd by calling 406-444-4647, access code: 574988. Once you have entered the access code, just stay on the line when asked for a PIN number - no PIN is required. Then enter your phone number when prompted.

Refer to the GTA page for more info.

Proposals Sought for Potato Research & Market Development Program

Proposals due October 26, 2018

Proposals Sought for Potato Research & Market Development Program

Helena, Mont. – The Montana Potato Advisory Committee is seeking proposals for the Montana Potato Research & Market Development Program. Proposals should relate to demonstration projects, applied research, and market development projects designed to address needs and opportunities for the Montana potato industry.

2018-2019 MDA Pesticide Training Schedule

Carli Lofing
Pesticide Disposal & Container Recycling Programs

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

 

Pesticide Container Recycling Program Forms & Files

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