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.

EVENT INFORMATION:

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TO PARTICIPATE:

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?

    Visit: http://www.acrecycle.org/Where_and_How_to_Recycle/Container_Rinsing

    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/.

    CONTACT:

    Solano County Department of Agriculture

    501 Texas Street, Fairfield, CA  94533

    (707) 784-1310

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