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FREE Ag Container Recycling Day

November 9, 2017

Please check out this website for detailed information: https://www.sjgov.org/solidwaste/recyclingcat?ID=21699&t=Agricultural%20%20Plastic%20Containers.

North County Recycling Center
17720 East Harney Lane
Lodi, CA  95240
(209) 887-3868

FREE recycling of agricultural plastic containers (and empty aluminum phosphide metal containers and clean cardboard) on the second Thursday of odd numbered months.

Acceptable Container Requirements:
  1. Type: Non-refillable HDPE containers (Displays HDPE #2 Recyclable Symbol)
  2. Prior Use: EPA registered agricultural products
  3. Users: Growers or Commercial Applicators
  4. Sizes: Up to 55 gallon capacity drums
    • All Drums Are To Be Cut Into Quarters
    • This will make it easier for growers to transport and the grinder to process.
  5. Cleaning: Containers must be empty, triple or pressure rinsed and punctured, then allowed to dry. Staining is acceptable; caked-on residue is not
  6. Storage: Keep empty containers in a building or under a tarp
  7. Parts & Caps: Remove all non-HDPE parts including caps, metal handles, rubber linings, plastic seals, bungs, labels and booklets
  8. Industrial Bulk Containers (IBC) Must Be Left In Shipping Frame to Be Accepted At These Events

Containers not meeting the Acceptable Container Requirements or those that once held motor oil, fuel, or antifreeze will be refused and may cause the load to be rejected in its entirety. If contamination is detected post-delivery, San Joaquin County will contact the person or entity that made delivery of prohibited waste. The contaminants must then be removed from the premises by the deliverer within 48 hours from the time of notification and must be disposed of as prescribed by state and federal laws. Proof of proper disposal (documents and/or manifests) will be required and shall be provided to San Joaquin County Public Works, Solid Waste Division. If not safely and lawfully removed within the 48 hour period, San Joaquin County will contract with a hazardous waste hauler for removal and legal disposal. The person or entity that made delivery shall be solely responsible for all costs associated with the handling and disposal of prohibited material.

Agricultural Pesticide Container Recycling is sponsored by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.


November 9, 2017
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