State to collect and recycle empty pesticide containers

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State to collect and recycle empty pesticide containers


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The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) will sponsor a summer collection program for empty plastic pesticide containers from licensed pesticide applicators.  The MDA will provide collection sites throughout the State, with the nearest location to St. Mary’s County hosted by the Frederick County Landfill, located at 9031 Reich’s Ford Road, Frederick, MD 21704. The collection dates are June 25, July 23, August 20 and September 24, 2013 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. 

The recycled containers will be made into plastic lumber and other recycled products.  MDA inspectors will supervise the collection to ensure only triple rinsed, clean pesticide containers are collected.  Additional information on the rinsing of empty pesticide containers can be obtained from the following MDA publications: Rinsing and Recycling Empty Pesticide Containers and Pesticide Information Sheet No.7 - Pesticide Container Recycling Program.  Additional information from the MDA can be found on the web at or by calling 1-410-841-5710.   

For information about recycling in St. Mary’s County, please contact the Department of Public Works and Transportation, Recycling Program at (301) 863-8400, or on the web at   

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