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To help customers manage containers that cannot be recycled through the Ag Container Recycling Council (ACRC), Syngenta is proud to offer the Empty Container Stewardship Program, a complimentary recycling retrieval service for Syngenta product containers. This program has been offered by Syngenta for more than two decades to help customers properly dispose of product containers while keeping their properties, work spaces and the environment safe.

“When we recycle used plastic containers through the program, it eliminates the need to burn or place containers in landfills,” said Scott Birchfield, North American environmental stewardship manager at Syngenta. “It also replaces raw materials needed to produce new plastics, saving oil resources and energy while avoiding other environmental consequences.”

For Syngenta customers, participating in the program is as simple as it is rewarding.

For pick-up of any Syngenta containers larger than 2.5 gallons, follow these steps:

  • Request to have any quantity of containers retrieved free-of-charge by contacting the Syngenta Customer Service Center in Greensboro, North Carolina, by calling 1-866-796-4368.
  • Receive a Container Stewardship Return Authorization Form, which outlines preparation guidelines like washing and packing, after placing a request with the service center. Return the form to the Syngenta Customer Service Center by fax or email.
  • Relax – pickup will be arranged by Syngenta.

For agricultural, professional and commercial containers that are 2.5 gallons or less, ensure containers are completely empty, thoroughly rinsed and dried. Then, take the container to the nearest collection location, which can be found by calling the ACRC at 1-877-952-2272 or by visiting The ACRC handles agricultural container recycling activities in states across the country.

After collection, containers are shipped to facilities to be ground up, thoroughly washed and repurposed into non-consumer products, preventing potential residue exposure or release into the environment. The program responsibly recycles nearly three million pounds of Syngenta plastic containers per year at no cost to customers.

“Giving customers the opportunity to participate in a dedicated recycling program with the product manufacturer ensures that we all know exactly where this material is going,” said Stephanie Neese, national bulk equipment specialist at Syngenta. “Customers want to keep their places of business tidy by removing decommissioned containers while knowing where these plastics are going. We give them an easy way to do both.”

Syngenta recognizes the importance of sustainability and is committed to providing customers with simple ways to contribute to a healthier environment. From proper application to mindful disposal, we encourage all customers to participate in environmental stewardship.

“Because the Empty Container Stewardship Program is complimentary, participation is easy and helps customers achieve their environmental goals,” said Birchfield. “We all want to do everything we can to ensure our environmental footprint is as small as possible.”

For more information about the program, contact your local Syngenta territory manager.


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