SOURCE: Western Plant Health Association

January 21, 2011 15:00 ET

Western Plant Health Association Announces Free Pesticide Container Recycling Effort

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - January 21, 2011) - Registrations are now being accepted to reserve your place in an upcoming free pesticide mini-bulk container collection project to be held Jan. 27-28 in Fresno, the Western Plant Health Association (WPHA) announced.

WPHA, an agricultural trade organization in Sacramento, has been working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 9, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, and Myers Container Company in Portland, Ore., to conduct the free pesticide container collection event. The free pesticide recycling event will be held at Monterey Ag Resources in Fresno, 3654 S Willow Ave. However, you must register in advance for this event. For registration and instruction forms please visit this site: http://www.healthyplants.org/members_public/Container.pdf

WPHA describes the pilot collection project as an opportunity to safely recycle decontaminated, one-way or obsolete, high-density polyethylene mini-bulk or intermediate bulk pesticide containers that are not currently being used or that may not meet the new mandatory requirements of the federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act that goes into effect Aug. 16. A WPHA spokesman said some of the new requirements include the use of one-way valves, tamper evident seals and individual container serial numbers, and mandatory disposal or recycling of containers. For additional information, contact Quillyn Brown at qbrown@myerscontainer.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Richard Cornett
    WPHA Communications Director
    916-574-9744