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The department’s Pesticide Collection Program provides free collection events for farmers and households throughout the state of Missouri to properly dispose of unwanted waste pesticides. From 2012 to 2015, the Missouri Pesticide Collection Program conducted 26 events, collecting more than 193,700 pounds of waste pesticide.  In 2016, the department will again provide Missouri residents with a convenient, free opportunity to properly dispose of pesticides, herbicides, rodenticides and fungicides.

New for 2016: Collecting empty triple-rinsed plastic pesticide containers-up to 30 gallons in size (must be dry and residue free)

2016 Pesticide Collection Event Schedule

  1. Portageville, March 12, 2016, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., University of Missouri – Fisher Delta Research Center, 147 W. State Highway T, Portageville, Mo
  2. Poplar Bluff, March 26, 2016, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Baker Implement Company, 1443 State Highway B, Poplar Bluff, Mo
  3. Fairfax, April 9, 2016, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., University of Missouri, Graves-Chapple Research Center, 29955 Outer Road, Fairfax, Mo
  4. Canton, May 21, 2016, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Canton Recycling Center, 509 N. 4th St., Canton, Mo
  5. Montgomery City, June 4, 2016, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Montgomery County Road and Bridge Facility, 480 Benton St., Montgomery City, Mo
  6. Bolivar, June 25, 2016, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., C & C Farm & Home, 3260 S. Springfield Ave., Bolivar, Mo

2016 Pesticide Collection Event Fliers

2015 Completed Collection Event Totals

  • Portageville Event on May 30 collected approximately 29,700 pounds of pesticide with 37 participants.
  • Mt. Vernon Event on June 20 collected approximately 2,300 pounds of pesticide with 22 participants.
  • Higginsville Event on July 18 collected approximately 11,750 pounds of pesticide with 32 participants.
  • Owensville Event on August 15 collected approximately 1800 pounds of pesticide with 15 participants.
  • Kirksville Event on September 19 collected approximately 3,600 pounds of pesticide with 38 participants.


What is accepted?

  • Fungicides
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Pesticides
  • Rodenticides
  • Fertilizers containing herbicides or pesticides
  • De-wormers and fly-tags

What is NOT accepted?

  • Paint
  • Explosives
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Cylinders
  • Asbestos
  • Trash
  • Yard Waste
  • Electronics
  • Pesticides from businesses, pesticide production facilities, pesticide distributors or pesticide retailers


Missouri Pesticide Collection Program Brochure (PUB 2603)

Recommendations for safe transport

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 C.J. Plassmeyer at 573-751-0616.