Agriculture Chemical Container Recycling

Paintearth Regional Waste Management Ltd. is a registered Municipal Depot for the recycling of Agricultural Chemical and Pesticide Containers.

This program is sponsored by CleanFarms which is a cooperative organization of chemical manufacturing companies. CleanFarms pays for the recycling of the chemical and pesticide containers.

Each year chemical and pesticide containers are recycled. Curtis Construction comes to the sites and shreds all the chemical and pesticide containers into pellets which are bagged and then provided to plastic manufacturers for reuse.

Famers are asked to make sure that all containers are rinsed thoroughly, make a hole in the bottom of the containers and take off all caps and remove any labels attached to the containers. This is done for a number of reasons. No chemical residue is present in the container, the removal of caps and labels prevents gumming up of the shredder equipment.