Pesticide Container Recycling

Map of 2019 pesticide container recycling sites

Do Your Part by Recycling Pesticide Containers: Here's How

May 14, 2019
Now in its 28th year, the pesticide container recycling program has 18 sites statewide where producers and commercial applicators can take used pesticide containers. In 2018 the program recycled almost 75,000 pounds of containers, diverting them from landfills.

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How to Rinse Pesticide Containers

May 14, 2019
Follow these steps to pressure- or triple-rinse pesticide containers before recycling. Nebraska's program accepts 1- and 2.5-gallon plastic ag pesticide or crop oil containers; in some locations, 15-, 30- or 55-gallon drums are accepted.

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2018 map of agricultural pesticide container recylcing sites
2018 map of agricultural pesticide container recylcing sites

Why and Where to Recycle Your Ag Pesticide Containers

April 18, 2018
After applying ag chemicals to your field, rinse and recycle the plastic containers at one of 18 sites across the state. This is the 27th year for the Nebraska program, which in 2017 collected 89,000 pounds of containers.

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Lucas Burch wears gloves and safety glasses while triple rinsing a pesticide container.

How-to's for Prepping Pesticide Containers for Recycling

April 18, 2018
Properly rinsing and recycling pesticide containers saves money, protects you and the environment, and meets federal and state regulations for pesticide use. Here's how to safely prep your containers for recycling.

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Clyde Ogg, coordinator of the Pesticide Safety Education Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, helps load cleaned pesticide containers for transportation to a recycling facility. (File photo: Pesticide Safety Education Program)