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Monday, May 12, 2014

WICOMICO COUNTY 2014 PESTICIDE CONTAINER RECYCLING PROGRAM

WICOMICO COUNTY 2014 PESTICIDE CONTAINER RECYCLING PROGRAM

 

Wicomico County Department of Public Works – Solid Waste Division in cooperation with Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) announces the 2014 Pesticide Container Recycling Program collection dates for the county.

 

Location: Newland Park Landfill, 6948 Brick Kiln Rd Salisbury, MD

is the only site for collection of pesticide containers

 

June 27                 9:00am-3:00pm

July 25                   9:00am-3:00pm

August 29            9:00am-3:00pm

September 26   9:00am-3:00pm

 

This program is a combined effort of state, county, and federal agencies along with private industry working together to protect the environment. To ensure the success of the program, each container will be inspected by MDA personnel. Only clean, rinsed pesticide containers will be accepted. Any container not cleaned will be returned to the owner who will be responsible for disposing of the container in a legal manner.

Inspection Checklist

•             All containers must be made from high density polyethylene

•             The container must have held an EPA registered pesticide or the like

•             Any size container will be accepted. All containers over 30 gallons must be cut prior to recycling

•             Pesticide containers must be properly rinsed (pressure rinsed or triple rinsed)

•             Caps and other non-HDPE parts such as metal handles and rubber linings, CANNOT be recycled

•             Stained containers are acceptable provided no material can be smeared or removed when touched with a rubber glove

•             Please remove all lids and label booklets prior to recycling

 

For further information contact the MDA Pesticide Regulation Section at 410-841-5710


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's a lot of BS when I can just put it in trash.

Anonymous said...

My "pesticide" containers consist of the cocoons from Praying Mantis. Some babies are just starting to emerge. Cutest little things ever.