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2012 Plastic Pesticide Container Collection Schedule
(It’s FREE and one core credit will be issued to participants with a NJDEP Pesticide license)

Atlantic County
LOCATION: Helena Chemical
66 Route 206 (North of the Route 30/206 intersection)
Hammonton, New Jersey
TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
DATES: Thursday, April 5
Friday, May 4
Friday, June 1
Friday, July 6
Friday, August 3
Thursday, September 13
Friday, October 5

Cumberland County
LOCATION: Cumberland County Solid Waste Complex
169 Jesse Bridge Road (located off Route 55, Exit 29)
Deerfield, New Jersey
(Open trucks or trailers must be tarped before entering Complex)
TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon
DATES: Friday, May 18
Friday, June 15
Friday, July 20
Friday, August 17
Friday, September 21
Friday, October 19
Friday, November 16

Salem County
LOCATION: Helena Chemical
440 N. Main St.
Woodstown, New Jersey
TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
DATES: Friday, April 13
Friday, May 11
Friday, June 8
Thursday July 19
Friday, August 10
Thursday, September 14
Friday, October 12

This program is offered to agricultural, professional and commercial pesticide applicators who hold a NJDEP pesticide license. State, county and municipal government agencies may also participate. Arepresentative from the New Jersey Department of Agriculture will be on-site to inspect the containers and issue one core credit to pesticide license holders who follow all of the required processing steps. To receive credit, participants must bring their pesticide license to the collection site and must follow all of the processing steps. Core credits will not be issued to participants who fail to follow all of the pesticide container processing steps.

Plastic Pesticide Container Processing Steps & Size Limits:
1. All pesticide containers must be either triple rinsed or pressure rinsed, drained and dry inside;
2. All pesticide containers must be free of residue (other than stains);
3. The booklet must be removed (it is not necessary to remove the paper labels glued to the container);
4. Foil seal must be removed;
5. Only non-refillable pesticide containers will be accepted – you must drill a ¼-inch hole in the bottom
of the container or with a utility knife make a 6-inch slit in the bottom of the container so the container will not hold liquids;
6. Only pesticide containers embossed with HDPE or the recycling #2 will be accepted;
7. Pesticide containers up to 55-gallons in capacity will be accepted. 5-gallon pales must be cut in half; 30-gallon containers into at least 4 pieces; and 55-gallon containers into at least 8 pieces. This can be accomplished using a sawszall, chainsaw, circular saw, or reciprocating saw. It is not necessary to cut up containers less than 5-gallons; and
8. Pesticide containers must have originally held an EPA registered pesticide.

Items That Will Not Be Accepted and Will be Returned to the Recipient:

1. Pesticide containers with dried formulation on the container, pour spout or the spout threads;
2. Pesticide containers with any liquid residue;
3. Pesticide containers where the insides are caked with dried residue;
4. Mini-bulk, saddle tanks and nurse tanks, which can be made of fiberglass;
5. Pesticide containers with lids; or
6. Containers that held any type of petroleum oil product or antifreeze.

Non-Waxy Cardboard Collection
Atlantic and Salem County collection sites: Helena Chemical will also be accepting, at no charge, nonwaxy cardboard from their customers since their products are sold to the end user in cardboard boxes. Every Friday during the months of April through October 2008 from 1p.m. to 3 p.m and during the scheduled pesticide container collection times, cardboard will be accepted. Clean non-waxy cardboard must be broken down and flattened. The flattened cardboard must be tied for the Atlantic County collection site. Tying in not required at the Salem County collection site. Clean Non-waxy cardboard will also be accepted year-round at the Cumberland County Solid Waste Complex’s Convenience Center.

Other Rigid Plastic Recycling
If you generate other clean non-petroleum containing HDPE plastic (crates, buckets, pales, etc.), the Cumberland County collection site may accept the material. Contact Karen Kritz, Recycling Manager, NJDA, 609-984-2506, or Dennis DeMatte, Cumberland County Recycling Coordinator, at 856-825-3700 to see if the plastic can be recycled.

Those Deserving Recognition
2010 Award Recipients

Andrew Kraynock Winner of Photo Contest

John Rigolizzo presenting the Blueberry Industry Award to the Macries

Maugeri Bros & Michelle Casella with Vegetable Grower of the Year Award

Michelle Casella receiving Charlie Meier Research Grant

Pete Nitzsche receiving Charlie Meier Grant from John Formisano

Letter On Water Use

2009 South Jersey Plastic Pesticide Container Collection Schedule

Click Here To View Pictures From The 2010 Convention




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