Programs empty pesticide container recycling
CleanFARMS partners with ag-retailers and municipalities to collect empty commercial pesticide and fertilizer containers from farmers across the country. Since the program began in 1989, more than 91 million empty containers have been collected.
Farmers drop off their clean empty containers at the nearest collection site at no charge. The program operates each growing season. The containers are then recycled into valuable materials that can be used back on the farm, such as farm drainage tile.
Containers 23 litres and smaller are collected through this program. Containers larger than 23 litres should be returned to the point of sale or to the manufacturer for disposal. Containers used for home and garden care with the words 'Domestic' on their label should be disposed of through an appropriate municipal program.
The empty container recycling program plays an important role in protecting the environment by keeping recyclable materials out of landfills and preventing them from being burned.
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