Pesticide Container Recycling Program Announced


St. Mary's County Recycling and Solid Waste Division announced today that the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) is sponsoring its summer collection program for empty plastic pesticide containers from licensed pesticide applicators.

The MDA will provide a collection trailer for the Southern Maryland Region at the USDA-BARC Visitors' Center located on Powder Mill Road in Prince George's County, Maryland on June 22, July 20, August 24, and September 28, 2006, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 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 MDE can be found on the web at http://www.mda.state.md.us/pdf/recycle.pdf or by calling (410) 841-5710.

You can contact the St. Mary's County Department of Public Works and Transportation, Recycling and Solid Waste Division at (301) 863-8400 or on the web at http://www.co.saint-marys.md.us/dpw/dpwtemplate.asp?content=recycleoverviewcontent.asp .

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