IDOA Offers Free Pesticide Container Recycling Program

Check out the date and times for the collection site nearest you this summer.

Published on: Jul 5, 2013

Clear out those old pesticide containers and recycle them in a safe, sustainable manner.

Once again, the Illinois Department of Agriculture is offering a free pesticide container recycling program. Along with several permanent collection sites, IDOA will offer single-day collection sites throughout the summer.

Beginning in late July, sites throughout the state will collect the containers and grind them into small plastic chips that will be used to make shipping pallets, fence posts, drainage tubing, plastic lumber and other useful products.

"This program is an excellent example of the care Illinois farmers are taking to protect our environment," Agriculture Director Bob Flider says.  "Since its inception, more than two million agrichemical containers destined for landfills have been collected and recycled into useful products."   

IDOA Offers Free Pesticide Container Recycling Program
IDOA Offers Free Pesticide Container Recycling Program

Metal and household pesticide containers are not eligible for the recycling program.  Collection sites will accept only high-density polyethylene, #2 plastic, agrichemical containers that are clean and dry.  Participants are responsible for rinsing them and removing all caps, labels, booklets and foil seals.  

The program is a cooperative venture between the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Container Recycling Council, Growmark, Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association, Container Services Network, Illinois Farm Bureau and University of Illinois Extension. To obtain a free program brochure, call the Illinois Department of Agriculture toll free at 1-800-641-3934.

The collection sites and dates for the 2013 Pesticide Container Recycling Program are as follows:

Permanent collection sites:

County              Location                                   City                  Contact Phone #
Greene              Illinois Valley Supply                 Carrollton          John Quandt     217-942-6991        
Lawrence          Klein Flying Service                   Lawrenceville     Robert Klein      618-943-2189
McLean             Randolph Ag Service                 Heyworth          Brad Hamilton   309-473-3256
Warren              Maple City Area Recycling         Monmouth        Kevin Lovdahl   309-734-8423

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Single Day Collection Sites:

AM Site hours are 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
PM Site hours are 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
*** Site hours are 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Date/County      Time                 Location                       Contact
7/30                  PM                   Two Rivers FS               Mike Smithers
Pike                                          Pittsfield                       217-285-4477

7/31                  AM                   Lincoln Land FS            Dick Stiltz
Morgan                                     Jacksonville                  217-243-6561

7/31                  PM                   Sunrise Ag                    Mike Schone
Cass                                         Virginia                         217-452-3936

8/1                    AM                   Two Rivers FS               Aaron Winner
Schuyler                                   Rushville                       217-322-2024

8/1                    PM                   Chem-Gro                     Todd Nelson
Hancock                                   Bowen                          217-842-5514

8/2                    AM                   CPS                             Travis Weaver
McDonough                              Blandinsville                  309-652-3694

8/5                    PM                   Gold Star FS                 Dave Cooper
Mercer                                     Aledo                           309-582-7271

8/6                    AM                   River Valley Coop         Shane Schmidt
Henry                                       Galva                            309-932-2081

8/6                    PM                   Gold Star FS                 Jim Anderson
Whiteside                                  Lyndon                         815-778-3331

8/7                    AM                   Pearl City Elevator         Mark Wells
Stephenson                              Dakota                         815-449-2254    

8/7                    PM                  Conserv FS                   Jeff Baxter
Winnebago                              Rockford                      815-963-7669

8/8                    AM                  Conserv FS                   Jeff Kimmel
McHenry                                  Marengo                       815-568-7211

8/8                    PM                  Hintzsche Fert.              Dan Moore
DeKalb                                    Kirkland                        815-522-3251

8/9                    AM                  Grainco FS                   Steve Puetz
LaSalle                                    Lostant                         815-368-3215

8/12                  PM                  Hintzsche Ag                 Mark Stange
Woodford                                Minonk                         309-452-2377

8/13                  AM                  Ag-Land FS                  Mark Alvey
Peoria                                      Hanna City                    309-565-4315

8/13                  PM                  Ag-Land FS                  Travis Rudat
Tazewell                                   Green Valley                 309-352-2700

8/14                  AM                   DCM Crop Care             George Clark
Tazewell                                   Deer Creek                    309-447-6456

8/14                  PM                  CPS                             Steve Schaffer
Livingston                                Saunemin                      815-832-4491

8/15                  AM                  Chebanse Ag                Dean Schafer
Kankakee                                 Chebanse                     815-697-2392

8/15                  PM                  Weber Fertilizer             Delmar Ecker
Iroquois                                    Buckley                                    217-394-2042

8/16                  AM                  United Prairie                Ben Rawlins
Champaign                              Tolono                          217-485-6000

8/19                  AM                  Effingham Equity          Rodney Schultz
Effingham                                Montrose                      217-342-3123

8/26                  PM                   Irvington Elevator          Steve Seidel
Washington                               Irvington                       618-249-6206

8/27                  ***                   Bockhorn Ag                 Leslie Bockhorn

Randolph                                 Sparta                         618-443-3905

8/27                  PM                   Gateway FS                  Jerry Roosevelt
Monroe                                     Waterloo                       618-282-4000

8/28                  ***                    CPS                             Jeff Haas
Clinton                                      New Baden                   618-588-3525

8/29                  AM                   Woolsey Brothers          Herb Woolsey
Fayette                                     Vandalia                       618-283-1263

8/29                  PM                   Effingham Equity          Rodney Schultz
Christian                                   Pana                             217-342-3123

8/30                  AM                   M & M Service              Dwayne Krager
Macoupin                                  Girard                           217-627-2151

Source: Illinois Department of Agriculture