Pesticide Container Recycling

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Agricultural Empty Pesticide Container Collection

The ASB operates the empty agricultural pesticide container site in partnership with Alberta Environment.

The collection site is located at the Three Hills Transfer Site:


Only empty agricultural pesticide containers will be accepted if:

  • All containers are empty
  • Removed from cardboard boxes or another secondary container
  • Containers must be pressure or triple rinsed to remove all pesticide residue
  • All caps and labels removed from containers

An unwanted pesticide and livestock medication collection program is available through Clean Farms in October of each year.

When pesticide containers are disposed of improperly, residue from these containers can contaminate the environment. As well, if the containers are burned, the plastic and the pesticide residue can emit toxic compounds that can have a negative impact on air quality. Burning also leaves toxic ashes that pollute the soil and groundwater.

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