Unwanted Pesticide Disposal
Because it may be complicated and expensive for individuals to dispose of pesticide waste, the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry is funding a program to collect and properly dispose of unwanted pesticides that farmers, homeowners, commercial applicators, or dealers may have.
When pesticides become unusable as originally intended for various reasons, they are considered unwanted pesticides. Unwanted pesticides can result from both good and bad management practices. Leftover pesticides that have a limited shelf life may undergo changes rendering them unusable. Pesticides also become unusable when they are no longer registered in the state of Oklahoma. Waste pesticides can also result from lost labels and pesticides are no longer identifiable.
Because of the inherent hazards associated with most unusable pesticides, disposal at a permitted hazardous waste facility is the appropriate disposal practice. Licensed hazardous waste companies can properly dispose of unusable wastes. The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry has contracted Stericycle a licensed hazardous waste company to collect and properly dispose of waste pesticides in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma commercial and non-commercial applicators and pesticide dealers may participate. All Oklahoma farmers and ranchers and homeowners are also eligible to participate. There is no cost for the first 2,000 pounds of pesticides brought by a participant. Anything over 2,000 pounds will be charged to the participant. (Liquid pesticide weighs about 10 pounds per gallon.)
For more information, please contact Charles Luper, OSU Pesticide Safety Education Program, by email or phone (405-744-5808).
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