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Department of Agriculture, Weights & Measures

Plastic Recycling Event

Date: May 14, 2024

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Address - New for 2024:
Central Valley Ag Supplies
160 Grant Avenue
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Registration Required: No

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The Department of Agriculture/Weights & Measures plans to hold plastic container recycling events twice per year (Spring and Fall).

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Accepted Material:

Plastic pesticide/chemical containers ranging in size from 1 pint to 55 gallons will be accepted.

Containers must be:

  • Plastic containers ranging from 1 pint to 55 gallons
  • Containers must be triple-rinsed and dried
  • Containers 15 gallons and larger must be cut into quarters prior to bringing to Recycling Day 
  • All plastic lids, plastic/metal handles and rings, label booklets, and plastic sleeves must be removed (glued labels accepted)
  • Secure containers in trucks and trailers during transport

Materials Not Accepted

  • Plastic tubing
  • PVC pipe
  • Plastic measuring cups
  • 5-gallon bucket lids
  • Metal or plastic handles
  • Containers that held motor oil, anti-freeze, and/or diesel exhaust fluid (DEF)
  • Any other miscellaneous plastics

Any unauthorized plastics or improperly rinsed containers will be rejected.

Preparing larger containers for recycling:

  • Cut 5-gallon jugs in half
  • Cut barrels lengthwise and then into smaller pieces
    • 15-gallon containers: each half cut in two
    • 30-gallon containers: each half cut in thirds
    • 55-gallon containers: each half cut in quarters

This Event is open to:

  • Growers
  • Nurseries
  • Pest Control Business
  • Golf Courses
  • Parks
  • Government Agencies




Plastic Recycling Day sponsors: Sonoma County Department of Agriculture, Weights & Measures and AG Plastic Recycling