Leonardtown, MD – The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) is sponsoring its summer collection of empty plastic (HDPE) pesticide containers according to specific guidelines. The nearest location to St. Mary’s County which accepts out-of–county pesticide containers is the Frederick County Landfill, 9031 Reich’s Ford Road, Frederick, MD 21704. Collection dates there will be June 20, July 18, August 22 and September 19 between 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 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/ or by contacting Rob Hofstetter, special programs coordinator, Pesticide Regulation Section, Maryland Department of Agriculture, at 410-841-5710. Pesticide containers collected 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 301-863-8400 or on the web at www.stmarysmd.com.