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|Pesticide Container Recycling Program|
PURPOSE: To safely collect and recycle agricultural crop protection, animal health and specialty pest control product containers at no charge to Solano County growers and commercial applicators.
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Solano County Agricultural Inspectors will be checking loads to determine if containers are acceptable for recycling.
Please follow the instructions below:
- Complete the Pesticide Container Triple Rinse Certification form and bring to event
- Cut containers 15 gallons or larger into quarters
- Puncture containers as per Health and Safety Code Section 25201.5
- No plastic lids
- No labels, booklets or plastic sleeves
- No cardboard boxes
- No PVC pipe or plastic tubing
- COVER YOUR LOAD! Solano County Code Section 23-37(b)
- You are responsible for transferring containers from personal vehicle to designated area
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What types of empty containers are accepted for recycling?
All non-refillable, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic crop protection and specialty pesticide product containers in sizes up to and including 55 gallons that are triple or pressure rinsed.
Why do I have to triple or pressure rinse the containers?
To be RECYCLABLE, the law requires containers to be properly rinsed of all residues and dried.
How do I make sure the containers are properly rinsed?
How are the containers recycled?
After the event, the recycler (http://interstateagplastics.com/) will chip the containers and ready the material for sale to end-users who make field drainpipe, parking stop bumpers and variable electrical conduit as approved by http://www.acrecycle.org/.
Solano County Department of Agriculture
501 Texas Street, Fairfield, CA 94533
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