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.
Contact Eric Gordon
For permanent collection sites see table below.
[Illinois Department of Agriculture]
Contact Phone #
Greene Illinois Valley
Supply Carrollton George
Lawrence Klein Flying
Service Lawrenceville Robert
McLean Randolph Ag
Service Heyworth Brad