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Ag plastics to be accepted at landfill later this year
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MONROE - Green County farmers will have an opportunity to dispose of old plastic from wrapped bales, bunker covers and silo bags from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 through 14 at the Green County Landfill. The landfill will be accepting agriculture plastics from Green County farmers free of charge and the plastic will be baled for recycling into other plastic consumer products.

Burning used plastic wrap is illegal, as well as not good for the environment. The plastic collection program will provide area farmers with a free and legal method for disposing of their plastic and will also free up space in the landfills.

Only number 4 plastic from silo bags, bunker covers and bale wraps will be accepted through this collection. Plastic twine, mesh bale wraps, plastic jugs and all other types of plastic containers will not be accepted through the program. While the new technology allows for these agriculture plastics to be recycled, the plastic still needs to be relatively clean.

More information about the program will be released in the coming months. For more information about the Green County Ag Plastic Collection program, contact Mark Mayer, Green County University of Wisconsin-Extension agriculture agent, at 608-328-9440 or