Myers Container, LLC/Container Management Services, LLC (Myers/CMS) has been selected by EPA Region 9 in collaboration with the CA Department of Pesticide Regulation (CA DPR) and the Western Plant Health Association (WPHA) to conduct a pilot pesticide container collection event in the San Joaquin Valley.

The pilot collection event is an opportunity to safely recycle decontaminated, one-way or obsolete, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) mini-bulk or intermediate bulk (IBC) pesticide containers that are not currently being used or that may not meet the new requirements of the Federal, Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) that goes into effect Aug. 16, 2011. Some of the new requirements include the use of one-way valves, tamper evident seals, and individual container serial numbers.

Myers/CMS has been involved in drum and IBC recycling/disposal for over 90 years, and has developed a model in which quality, safety, sustainability and regulation are key components.

The free pilot pesticide container collection event will be held in Fresno, Calif., on Jan. 27-28, 2011. For registration details, drop-off guidelines and new regulation information visit: www.myerscontainer.com and click on the link, ‘EPA Pilot Project’.

For additional information contact Quillyn Brown at qbrown@myerscontainer.com or 1-541-359-5524.