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Virginia Keeps Used Pesticide Containers Out Of Landfills

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A state recycling program in Virginia has kept nearly 47,000 pounds of plastic out of landfills this year. The program collects pesticide containers that are turned into granulated chips and then remade into new products like fence posts and pallets.

This year's haul means Virginia has recycled more than a million pounds of pesticide containers since the program began. The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reimburses participating localities up to a maximum of about $1,900 to offset the cost of the program, which involves inspecting and storing the containers until they can be recycled.

Fifteen counties and two cities take part in the program, along with 12 licensed dealers and commercial pesticide applicators.

Matt McCleskey reports...

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