Hazardous Waste Program

Missouri Pesticide Collection Program

Pesticide Roundup graphic.Next collection:  May 31, 2014, in Perryville, Missouri.

The department will again provide Missouri residents with a convenient, free opportunity to properly dispose of pesticides and herbicides.

There will be a total of 4 events held throughout the state.

The program collected just over 123,000 pounds of pesticide related wastes during 2012 and 2013.

What was accepted?
What was not accepted?
  • Fungicides.
  • Herbicides.
  • Insecticides.
  • Pesticides.
  • Rodenticides.
  • Fertilizers containing herbicides or pesticides.
  • De-wormers and fly-tags.
  • Explosives.
  • Fire Extinguishers.
  • Smoke Detectors.
  • Cylinders.
  • Asbestos.
  • Trash.
  • Yard Waste.
  • Electronics.
  • Pesticides from businesses, pesticide production facilities, pesticide distributors or pesticide retailers.

All materials collected were managed as pesticide and herbicide waste and were field characterized, sampled (if necessary), segregated and placed into proper Department of Transportation shipping containers with approved labels and markings. The waste was transported and managed at an approved licensed disposal facility. Any materials brought to the collection events that were not clearly identifiable as pesticides or herbicides were not accepted.

Photos from events

Collection services will be overseen by the department’s Environmental Services Program and Hazardous Waste Program staff. For more information or questions on the pesticide collection program, contact Dennis Hansen at 573-751-7560.