The Illinois Department of Agriculture is asking farmers to save their empty agrichemical containers because the Department has arranged to recycle them.
Beginning in late July, sites throughout the state will collect the containers and recycle them into small plastic chips that will be used to make shipping pallets, fence posts, drainage tubing, plastic lumber and other useful products.
Metal and household pesticide containers are not eligible for the recycling program.
Collection sites will accept only high-density polyethylene, #2 plastic, and agrichemical containers that are clean and dry. Participants are responsible for rinsing them and removing all caps, labels, booklets and foil seals.
For more information, call the Illinois Department of Agriculture toll free at 1-800-641-3934.