|Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District|
The Monroe County SWCD will be working in conjunction with the Genesee County SWCD, USAg Recycling, Inc., and the Ag Container Recycling Council to participate in the annual Agricultural Plastics Recycling Program.
What qualifies to be recycled?
Only non-refillable plastic containers from 1 gallon to 55 gallon brrels made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) embossed with recycling symbol #2 on the bottom are acceptable.Larger containers, such as 250 gal. totes are accepted but must have all metal removed and be cut into 2'x2' strips. 5 gal. buckets are also accepted but must have the metal handle removed. Multi-gallon containers must have caps and booklet removed. All containers MUST be clean, empty, pressure rinsed or triple rinsed and dry. Any container that is not clean will be returned to the owner.
You must call the District ahead of time to pre-register and to let us know the approimate amount of containers you will have for recycling. Collection will be avaliable in June and October. Exact dates and locations are to be decided and will be based on the anticipated amount collected. For more information or to pre-register contact Tucker Kautz at 585-753-7380 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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The District has recently completed an AEM Strategic Plan to guide our AEM program for 2015-2020.
What is AEM?
♦Document your environmental stewardship
♦Improve water quality in Monroe County
♦Gain access to grant & program money to improve farming operations through the implementation
of best management practices (BMPs)
♦Manage manure and fertilizer nutrients
♦Manage barnyard run-off and process wastewater
♦Improve neighbor and community relations
♦Comply with environmental regulations
♦Promote the economic and environmental benefits of farmland to the community
♦Meet permit requirements for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs
If you own or operate farmland in Monroe County and have an interest in participating in the AEM program, please don't hesitate to contact the district. One of our technicians will be happy to speak with you. If you have not participated in AEM Program and would like to participate please contact the Distirct's AEM coordinator Tucker Kautz and fill out a Tier 1 form.
“AEM benefits farmers, their workers, and their neighbors, as well as our water supply.
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