Leonardtown, MD – The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) will sponsor a summer collection program for empty plastic (HDPE) pesticide containers according to specific guidelines. The nearest location to St. Mary’s County which accepts out-of–county pesticide containers will be the Frederick County Landfill, 9031 Reich’s Ford Road in Frederick, MD. Collection dates are June 19July 24August 21 and September 18, 2018 between the hours of     9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

MDA inspectors will supervise the collection to ensure only triple rinsed or pressure rinsed, clean, plastic HDPE pesticide containers are collected. Information on the inspection checklist for the empty pesticide containers and the recycling program itself can be viewed at:

http://news.maryland.gov/mda/press-release/2017/05/08/maryland-recycles-pesticide-containers-for-25th-year-collection-dates-open-in-june/. The pesticide containers will be chipped and transported to an approved recycling facility for processing.

For more information about recycling in St. Mary’s County, please contact the Department of Public Works and Transportation Recycling Program at 301-475-4200, or log on to www.stmarysmd.com.