Disposing of Unusable Pesticides and Agricultural, Household, and Residential Pesticide Products

Unusable pesticide is regulated as a hazardous waste and needs to be disposed of according to Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations. Be sure to check the pesticide label for instructions on disposing of pesticides-this includes both agricultural and household and residential pesticides. The EPA advises consumers to call local authorities for specific disposal instructions. This is to provide state and local government greater latitude in carrying out their responsibilities for product disposal and waste management. Specific instructions will be provided for products based on formulation.

Household and Residential Unusable Pesticide Products and Containers:

Labels on aerosol products will state: "Do Not Puncture or Incinerate! If empty, place in trash or offer for recycling if available. If partly filled, call your local solid waste agency or 800-CLEANUP (253-2687) or other qualified number for disposal instructions."

Labels on all other types of products will state: "If empty: Do not reuse this container. Place in trash or offer for recycling if available. If partly filled: Call your local solid waste agency or 800-CLEANUP (253-2687) or other qualified number for disposal instructions." This includes liquids, tablets, dusts, gels, pet products, etc., in other types of containers such as bags, bottles, bait stations, etc.

  • Pesticide Container Recycling and Unuseable Pesticide Disposal Contacts (Agricultural and household products)

Idaho

Recycling

Container Recycling Operation (CROP)

Vic Mason, Idaho State Department of Agriculture

208-332-8628

Email: vic.mason@agri.idaho.gov

http://www.agri.state.id.us/Categories/Pesticides/container/indexcontain...

Disposal

Contact Vic Mason, Idaho State Department of Agriculture

208-332-8628

Email: vic.mason@agri.idaho.gov

Oregon

Household Waste

A toll free number (1-800-732-9253) is available to residents statewide to find out information about household hazardous waste collection programs. Information on state and local government sponsored household hazardous waste collection events can be found in the following links.

Household Hazardous Waste Program:

http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/sw/hhw

Oregon Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Schedule: http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/sw/hhw/events.htm

Locally Sponsored Collection Programs:

http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/sw/hhw/collection.htm

Recycling

Oregon Agricultural Chemicals and Fertilizers Assn.

503-370-7024

Agri-Plas, Inc. 503-390-2381

http://www.agriplasinc.com/

Disposal

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

800-452-4011 (in Oregon only)

http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/hw/pesticide.htm

Bend 541-633-2014

Portland 503-229-5336

Salem 503-378-5071

Pendleton 541-278-4613

Washington

Recycling

Northwest Ag Plastics, Inc.

509-457-3850

http://www.nwagplastics.com/

Disposal

Washington State Department of Agriculture:

http://agr.wa.gov/PestFert/Pesticides/WastePesticide.aspx

You may call toll free at 1-877-301-4555 or email WastePesticide@agr.wa.gov

For Hazardous Waste contact:

Washington State Department of Ecology

360-407-6000

http://www.ecy.wa.gov/ programs/hwtr/

Northwest Regional Office (Bellevue) 425-649-7000

Southwest Regional Office (Lacey) 360-407-6300

Central Regional Office (Yakima) 509-575-2490

Eastern Regional Office (Spokane) 509-329-3400