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2020 Pesticide Container Recycling Collection Dates

2020 Pesticide Container Recycling Collection Dates

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 20, 2020) – The Washington County Department of Business Development announces the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) is offering the empty plastic pesticide container recycling program in 2020.
Maryland’s pesticide container recycling program is a combined effort of state, county, and federal agencies and private industry working together to protect the environment. Rinsing and recycling empty pesticide containers will help to reduce the potential for contamination of ground water and the Chesapeake Bay while saving valuable landfill space. Below is a schedule of the collection site in Washington County and when the collections will be taking place.
Washington County – Hagerstown Location and Collection Dates:
Martin’s Elevator, 13219 Maugansville Road
  • June 2, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • July 7, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • August 4, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • September 1, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Triple-rinsed (or equivalent), clean, plastic, pesticide containers will be collected on the scheduled days and times at Martin’s Elevator. Containers acceptable for recycling will be chipped and transported by the contractor, under contract with the Ag Container Recycling Council (ACRC), for processing at an approved recycling facility.
To ensure a successful program, each individual container will be inspected by MDA personnel and only triple-rinsed (or equivalent), clean, pesticide containers will be accepted. Any container that is not clean will be returned to the owner, who will be responsible for disposing of the container in a legal manner.
Additional information on the rinsing of empty pesticide containers and recycling program can be obtained from the following MDA publications: Rinsing & Recycling Empty Pesticide Containers, and Pesticide Information Sheet No.7 – Pesticide Container Recycling Program. For further information, contact the Maryland Department of Agriculture, Pesticide Regulation Section at 410-841-5710 or visit our website at www.mda.maryland.gov.
The Maryland Department of Agriculture, Pesticide Regulation Section would like to thank all of its private cooperators and participants for making this a successful and worthwhile program. We would like to especially thank the Ag Container Recycling Council (ACRC) and USAg Recycling, Inc. Without their assistance and dedication, this program would not be possible.
For additional information, please contact Agricultural Business Specialist Leslie Hart, at 301-573-7039 or lhart@washco-md.net.
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