What the Department of Environmental Protection Wants You to Know

Agricultural plastics generated on a farm or business are a form of residual waste, as defined in the Pennsylvania Code, Title 25, Section 287.1.
What the Department of Environmental Protection Wants You to Know - News

Updated: October 27, 2017

Pennsylvania air and waste laws and regulations restrict the burning of solid waste. Burning agricultural plastics adversely affects the environment and the public’s health, safety and welfare. DEP recommends that farmers either recycle agricultural plastic or take it to a permitted landfill for proper disposal.

DEP has provided some tips on how to prepare agricultural plastics for recycling and a list of companies that accept these for recycling.

Pennsylvania Companies Accepting Agriculture Plastics

Review of Pennsylvania’s Agricultural Plastics Recycling Collection, Processing, and End Use Infrastructure

Agricultural plastic burning complaints are received by DEP’s Regional Offices and handled on a case-by-case basis. If you have any questions, contact DEP’s Waste Management Program in your regional office.

DEP's Regional Offices

Pennsylvania Code, Title 25, Section 287.1

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