When dropping off your clean agricultural pesticide containers for recycling at one of Nebraska’s 18 participating recycling collection sites, you can feel good knowing the containers will be recycled into useful products that stay in the U.S. Now in its 27th year, the recycling program encourages producers to bring clean, dry, intact containers to a nearby collection site. There is no charge to producers. They must, however, triple- or pressure-rinse containers and drain them before dropping them off. Containers will be collected, ground up and reused in industry-approved products such as drain tile, underground utility conduit, pallets, landscape edging and nursery pots. To see additional sites that may be added, a container preparation checklist and more, see http://pested.unl.edu/recycling.
Buffalo: Kearney Recycling Center, Kearney, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cass: Wiles Bros. Fertilizer, Plattsmouth, call 402-298-8550 to schedule, accepts drums
Cuming: West Point Transfer Station, Mon thru Fri, 8am-5pm; Sat 8am-4pm, accepts drums
Dawson: Country Partners Coop, Lexington, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., accepts drums
Lincoln: ABC Recycling, North Platte, Mon thru Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sat by appt, accepts drums
Sarpy: Farmers Union Coop, Gretna, call 402-332-3315
Scotts Bluff: Gering Landfill, Gering, Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., accepts drums
Thurston: Papio MRNRD Shed, Walthill, Fridays only, accepts drums
Antelope: Central Valley Ag, Royal, accepts drums
Dawes: Solid Waste Assoc. of NW NE, Chadron, Mon through Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., accepts drums
Kearney: Cooperative Producers Inc., Minden, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saunders: Reids Farmacy, Ashland, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., accepts drums
OPEN SPECIFIC DAYS
Dakota: Central Valley Ag, S. Sioux City, June and July, Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to noon, accepts drums
Lancaster: Midwest Farmers Co-op, Waverly, June 15, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Otoe: Midwest Farmers Co-op, Nebraska City, July 23-27, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., accepts drums
Burt: Tekamah Transfer Station, Tekamah, year-round, by appointment, 402-374-1255
Custer: Custer County Recycling, Broken Bow, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., by appointment, 308-870-0313, accepts drums
Lincoln: North Platte Transfer Station, year-round, by appointment, 308-535-6700, accepts drums
For easy-to-follow instructions on triple-rinsing drums and pressure-rinsing, see G1736, “Rinsing Pesticide Containers,” http://extensionpubs.unl.edu/publication/9000016364796/rinsing-pesticide-containers/.
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