Pesticide Container

Recycling Events

Upcoming pesticide container recycling events:

Interstate Ag Plastics

Begins Monday, November 27, 2023

Imperial Valley Expo (fairgrounds), East Parking Lot

200 E. 2nd Street, Imperial, CA 92251

(Use the livestock entrance.)

Call IAP at (661) 764-9614 for appointments, hours of operation, etc. |

Eligible containers must be made of rigid high-density polyethylene (HDPE embossed #2), 55 gallons and smaller, that previously held products utilized in the following markets:

  • Crop Protection - Containers that held EPA-registered crop protection products labeled for agricultural use.

  • Specialty Pesticides and Fertilizers - Containers that held EPA-registered products labeled for professional Structural Pest Control and for professional application.

Recycled containers must be in a tarp-covered trailer.

Drop-off only during event hours. NO DUMPING.

Before containers (jugs and drums) can be accepted for recycling, they must be:

  • Triple Rinsed - Be free of all residues after use. Only dry, residue-free rinsed containers are acceptable at collection sites. All empty pesticide containers must be in compliance with 3CCR 6684.

  • Parts and Caps - Non-HDPE parts such as caps, metal handles, and rubber linings cannot be recycled and should be disposed of as normal solid waste. Do not put a cap back onto a rinsed container.

  • Label and Booklet Removed - Labels and booklets will interfere with the recycling process and should be removed.

Any container constructed of anything other than HDPE, rotationally molded containers, mini-bulk, intermediate bulk containers (IBC), totes, etc., are not eligible for recycling.

Pesticide drums should be quartered.


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