The Illinois Department of Agriculture wants you to dispose of your agrichemical containers safely, and they have set up a recycling program for Illinois residents to bring in those containers. The program will be collecting these containers in Vandalia and Pana on Thursday, August 24th.
Doug Owens is the Manager of the Livestock Facilities program with the Department of Ag. He says the department wants to keep these containers out of landfills or wants to keep people from disposing of them in other improper ways.
The collected containers will be recycled to make products such as shipping pallets, fence posts, drainage tubing, plastic lumber and other useful products. Owens says this program helps you to do your part for caring for the environment.
The collection will be at Woolsey Brothers Farm Supply in Vandalia on the morning of the 24th, and at The Equity location in Pana that afternoon. Owens asks that any containers brought to the collection be cleaned with labels and caps removed. If you have any further questions, you can call 1-800-641-3934.