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Ag / Farm Plastic Recycling -

JULY 12th 2017  ~ AG CONTAINER RECYCLING EVENT
Farmers 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.

 EVENT FLYER
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!
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RECYCLING AG PLASTIC SUCCESS - 2015
Update 5/2016 - JUST IN: All Counties - In one year - Recycled 300,000 lbs or
150 TONS of Ag Plastic - saved from the landfills!


 Sorry -We are NO longer accepting Black Row Mulch film - for the Ag plastic recycling program.

Tri-fold Pamphlet about Ag Plastic Recycling & with locations listed.
Ag / Farm Plastic Recycling Poster (11x17) to display.
Directions in English & Spanish on how to get started - use of Super Sacks.

How to fill a Super Sack - Helpful information
List of additional Holmes County Drop-Off Sites

 

We are very excited to bring this effort to Wayne County and the surrounding counties!

Contact your local SWCD for more information: Wayne SWCD 330-262-2836.                           Contact Kelly Riley by e-mail at kriley@wayneoh.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!

Thanks 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 Wayne County!

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 bags.

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 SILAGE:

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 on bottom.

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 same type.

SEPARATE different products & types

Do not mix different products in one bale (e.g., separate bale wrap from

silage bags and bunker covers; twine or bale net from bale

wrap, etc.). Separate cleaner film from dirtier. No PVC accepted.

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.