Mission: The specific purpose of this organization is to educate california (and national) farmers and pesticide applicators on the exact methods for handling herbicide and pesticide containers from use to empty recycling. This will be accomplished through training seminars, lectures and prepared programs. This organization will also educate, encourage and facilitate employees at the county and private landfills and recycling sites to properly inspect and receive containers from farmers and others. This organization will also organize county-wide recycling programs. The planned outcome is increased pesticide container recycling and safer handling of contaminated material with reduced vehicle miles traveled.
Programs: 2017 accomplishments include the following:jan 10 thr 14, - california state university at humboldt. Visit with university staff for presentation and outreachjan 23, - 10th annual winter production meeting (nvag) made presentation announcement of february event. 1st speakerjan 31, - ucce butte-glenn-tehama walnut and almond day (trainingfebruary 6th thru the end of the week recycling event at neal rd. Waste and recycling center. (turned out to be the last event at that location)february paid all 2016 irs taxes dueapril, - begin the negotiation process that ended with our board of directors cancelling our normal july event (see above)may, - checked out possible site at bucra (rice association)from may until the end of the year, our executive director spent over 200 hours in travel and phone conversation trying to secure a new location for the butte county recycling projects. The new site is located at the end of walnut avenue north east of gridley. Our first event at the new site will be in 2018. The new site was not secured officially until may of 2018. June and july checked possible site at the butte county fairgrounds in gridley ca. Meetings with butte,yuba, sutter water quality coalition. Two meetings with the code enforcement advisory board (april and october)butte county farm bureau meetingsgreen planet plastics ceo selected as the butte county farm bureau member of the year. December 4, 2017, - butte county grower day presentation. Conduct two board meetings.