Pesticide Container Recycling

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)