Ag / Farm Plastic Recycling -
JULY 12th 2017 ~ AG CONTAINER RECYCLING EVENT
won’t want to miss out on this free program. The Wayne Soil and Water
Conservation District is hosting a one day event that allows farmers to get rid
of any plastic ag chemical container for free provided they follow the
guidelines. Mark Weds. July 17th from 8am to 4pm down and take
your ag plastic containers to the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster. The Wayne
SWCD wrote a grant through the Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Joint Solid Waste
District and is working with Waste Management through the program. The ag
chemical containers cannot be any larger than a 55 gallon drum. Containers must
be triple rinsed, dry, and not have any labels on them. The lids must be off and
if they are plastic drums, the bungs must be removed. These are the same conditions that the Ag
Container Recycling Council (ACRC) follows.
Ag Recycling Pre- Registration - Due July 5th
* ATTENTION * EFFECTIVE JUNE 1st 2016
THE AG PLASTIC RECYCLING PROGRAM has ENDED.
We are sorry to announce that Lasttic LLC. is going out of
business/retiring and no longer able to pick up and recycle the AG
plastic films in Ashland, Wayne, Holmes, Stark and the other five
counties in eastern Ohio. Until a reliable and dependable collection of
the materials can be guaranteed, we are unable to keep the program
running. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.
We would like to thank all
parties involved in the past 3 years for the
success, and hope that someday we can offer this option again so that
this plastic material is not being put into landfills or being burned;
thus putting toxic chemicals into our air and soils. It saddens
all of us for this unfortunate situation, but at this time, we regret
to inform everyone that the program is on a major "hold". Thanks to all!
We are very excited to bring this effort to Wayne County and the surrounding counties!
your local SWCD for more information: Wayne SWCD 330-262-2836.
Contact Kelly Riley by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashland SWCD: 419-281-7645 / Holmes SWCD: 330-674-2811/ Stark SWCD: 330-830-7700
Now, farmers, producers and agricultural businesses will have an environmentally friendly way to dispose
of their unwanted plastic film. Better then burning the plastic,burying it, hauling to a landfill, or letting it become
ugly litter, we now have a wonderul use and outlet for this plastic!
Join the Ohio RAPP (Recycling Ag Plastic Partnership) efforts in
helping our environment!
View the Map & Ranking of Ohio's counties & the latest ODA statistics on the Ohio RAPP area.
Look for this Advertisement in upcoming farm magazines and the Farm & Dairy!
to the effort set forth by the "First Five" counties of Carroll,
Columbiana, Harrison, Jefferson, and Tuscarawas Counties. The Farm
Bureaus, Joint Solid Waste District of Carroll, Columbiana &
Harrison Counties and SWCD's made it easy and helped our efforts in
Want to learn more about plastic resin codes? Check out this chart!
ALL COUNTIES SHOULD FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS:
There are 3 types of Ag Plastic:
A= All white ONLY. B= Black, black & white, mixed,
clear. C= plastic twine, netting, mesh and seed and grain
Listed are some Best Management Practices for Recycling your plastic.
AVOID MUD & MANURE as much as possible.
Don’t run tractor over
plastic. Locate silage bags and bales on a
concrete pad, asphalt, or on high, dry ground.
• BEFORE REMOVING
CUT FILM into pieces of size & weight that one person
can handle. If silage bag bottom is muddy, cut at ground level,
separate clean plastic on top & sides from dirtier plastic
• SHAKE or BRUSH OFF
forage, soil, stones
• ROLL or FOLD DRY
FILM into bundles
about size of a large pillow (2’x3’). Stuff bags into bag of the
• SEPARATE different
products & types
Do not mix different products in one bale (e.g., separate bale
silage bags and bunker covers; twine or bale net from bale
wrap, etc.). Separate cleaner film from dirtier. No PVC
FILL EACH SUPER SACK TO AT LEAST 400 POUNDS.
STORE UNDER COVER & On Side: Clean, dry as possible.
Store in a barn,
trailer, hay wagon or outside under a tarp.
Deliver to our listed County Drop-off, or call your local SWCD for more details.