ACRC Inspection Checklist for ≤ 55 Gallon HDPE

Preparing containers for recycling is important. Just be sure to follow this checklist before your ACRC Contractor arrives for pickup.

  • TYPE: Include non-refillable containers made from HDPE (high density polyethylene) only; embossed with recycling symbol #2.
  • PRIOR USE: EPA registered crop protection products labeled for agriculture, forestry, vegetative management, animal health and specialty pest control are acceptable. Also acceptable, containers holding crop protection adjuvants, crop oils and surfactants.
  • EXCLUSIVE PROFESSIONAL USE: The ACRC accepts containers for products applied by Growers or Commercial Applicators only. Do not include containers that held veterinary, consumer or home & garden protection products. These are not acceptable for recycling in the ACRC program.
  • SIZES: All sizes up to 55-gallon capacity drums are routinely accepted.
  • RESIDUES & CLEANING: Containers must be empty and triple rinsed or pressure rinsed to remove all standing residue. Staining is acceptable. Caked on residue is not. Be sure there is no residue that can be smeared or will flake off when touched with a glove. Container insides must be dry.
  • STORAGE: To keep container insides dry, store in a building, trailer, or under a plastic tarp.
  • PARTS & CAPS:  Non-HDPE parts such as caps, metal handles and rubber linings cannot be recycled, and should be disposed of as normal solid waste. Do not put a cap back on a rinsed container.
  • LABEL & BOOKLET REMOVAL: Labels and booklets will interfere with the recycling process and should be removed. If you have trouble with label removal, check with Interstate Ag Plastics, 661-324-8563
  • Containers that originally held veterinary products, consumer products, or home and garden pesticides are NOT ACCEPTABLE.

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