News Release, St. Mary’s County Public Information Office

LEONARDTOWN, MD – The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) is sponsoring its summer collection program for empty plastic (HDPE) pesticide containers according to specific guidelines. The nearest location to St. Mary’s County that accepts out-of–county pesticide containers will be hosted by the Frederick County Landfill, 9031 Reich’s Ford Road, Frederick, MD 21704 June 16, July 21, Aug. 18 and Sept. 15, 2019 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:

For further information, contact the Maryland Department of Agriculture, Pesticide Regulation Section at 410-841-5710 or visit their website at

For information on recycling programs in St. Mary’s County, please visit our webpage at