Illinois Department of Agriculture to offer free recycling program for agrichemical containers
Logan County collection date August 11th

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[June 22, 2015]  SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Agriculture is encouraging farmers and agrichemical facilities to save their empty agrichemical containers. The department announced today it has arranged to recycle them.

Beginning at the end of July and continuing in August, sites throughout the state will collect containers. The containers will be recycled to make shipping pallets, fence posts, drainage tubing, plastic lumber and other useful products.

“This program offers farmers and agrichemical facilities a convenient opportunity to dispose of empty pesticide containers and demonstrate their environmental stewardship,” Agriculture Director Philip Nelson said. “I would encourage them to gather any containers that they may have been planning to throw in the garbage and take them to the nearest collection site.”


Metal and household pesticide containers are not eligible for the recycling program. Collection sites will accept only high-density polyethylene, #2 plastic, agrichemical containers that are clean and dry. Participants are responsible for rinsing them and removing all caps, labels, booklets and foil seals.

The program is a cooperative venture between the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Container Recycling Council, GROWMARK, Inc., Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association, Container Services Network, Illinois Farm Bureau and University of Illinois Extension.

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To obtain a free brochure about the program, call the Illinois Department of Agriculture toll free at 1-800-641-3934.

Logan County Collection date:

August 11, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Brandt Consolidated
Contact Eric Gordon

For permanent collection sites see table below.

[Illinois Department of Agriculture]

Permanent collection sites:

County        Location                                         City                 Contact                    Phone #

Greene          Illinois Valley Supply                     Carrollton        George Staples         217-942-6991         

Lawrence     Klein Flying Service                       Lawrenceville  Robert Klein            618-884-1040

McLean        Randolph Ag Service                     Heyworth        Brad Hamilton         309-473-3256



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