Follow these 3Rs to ensure that your containers are accepted and can be recycled:
- Rinse – Triple or pressure rinse to ensure no product is wasted. Review our container rinsing procedures for details*.
- Remove – Remove caps and booklets (place in garbage); leave the glued-on label. Remove metal handle from fertilizer pails.
- Return to your local collection site – For more information see: collection site map**
*BC to QC farmers: If rinsing is not possible for seed treatment containers, close cap securely and place unrinsed containers together in a separate collection bag.
NB, NS & PEI farmers: Please rinse containers thoroughly and remove caps and booklets.
Ag recycling – it’s easy to do when you know how and the prep-steps really matter. Let’s make it 100% – recycle every jug!
What‘s In & What’s Out
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Prep Steps Video
Why do I need to remove my caps and booklets?
Caps and booklets need to be removed as they are incompatible with the recycling process.
Why do I need to rinse my containers?
Unused product left in containers is incompatible with and can be unsafe in the recycling process.
Why do seed treatment containers need to be placed in separate bags?
Because of the dye in the seed treatment. The dye will contaminate the rest of the plastic and could make large batches of plastic unrecyclable. These containers need to be managed separately. Please rinse if possible or close cap securely, then place in a separate bag. Be sure to close the bag securely as well.