LEONARDTOWN, Md. – The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) is sponsoring its summer collection program for empty plastic (HDPE) pesticide containers. The nearest location to St. Mary’s County that accepts out-of-county pesticide containers is the Frederick County Landfill, 9031 Reich’s Ford Road, Frederick, June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, and Sept. 21 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 www.mda.maryland.gov.

For information on recycling programs in St. Mary’s County, please visit our webpage at https://www.stmarysmd.com/dpw/recycling-solid-waste/.