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Now that we've had an opportunity to do some spraying on the farm, there's more than likely some empty pesticide containers that can be found somewhere in the chemical storage area. One of the tasks that should be on our list is to dispose of the containers in a proper manner. One of the most environmentally friendly ways you can dispose of your containers is through Pennsylvania's Plastic Pesticide Container Recycling (PPCR) Program. This program is free and available to all pesticide users.
Collected containers are granulated into chips and recycled as part of a program sponsored by the Agricultural Container Research Council. A wide array of end uses for recycled HDPE are being developed, including fence posts, pallets, speed bumps, marine pilings, and field drain tiles.
Participating locations are available in each of PDA's 7 regions. For more information, including a listing of locations by region, check out Plastic Pesticide Container Recycling.