Agricultural Plastic Container Recycling


The Monroe County SWCD will be working in conjunction with 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 barrels 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.

How do I participate?

You must call the District ahead of time to pre-register and to let us know the approximate amount of containers you will have for recycling. Collection will be available 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 our office.