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Encourage proper chemical container recycling

Pesticides and fertilizers often come in large plastic containers. These containers are made from non-biodegradable plastics which are harmful for the environment. The Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) has a great program for recycling agricultural chemical containers. Encourage chemical users in your community to recycle their containers. This will help avoid the containers from being burned, placed in the landfill, or illegally dumped. ISDA’s Container Recycling Operation (CROP) is a mobile collection program. They will come to your community and collect chemical containers for recycling. The containers are chipped down and then reused to make other items, such as pallets, fence posts, speed bumps, and more. This service is available for anyone, and is completely free of charge! Visit ISDA’s website for information on scheduling a collection event in your community.

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