Now’s The Time to Recycle Ag-Chemical Containers

pesticide container recyclingThe state Agriculture Department is accepting empty agrichemical containers for recycling this month.


Each weekday through Aug. 28, you can drop off empty pesticide containers at daily locations around the state. This Friday, Aug. 14, the collection site will be United Prairie in Tolono. For a list of the other drop off locations, visit


This is a great opportunity to keep these wastes out of our landfills. Instead the containers will become shipping pallets, fence posts and other useful stuff. Only clean and dry #2 plastic agrichemical containers are eligible.


Thanks to the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Container Recycling Council, GROWMARK, Inc., Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association, Container Services Network, Illinois Farm Bureau, and the University of Illinois Extension for helping keep these contaminants out of our waste stream.


Also remember to take old or unwanted medicines to collection points in your area.