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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 191,000 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.


2016 Collection Event Schedule will be posted soon.

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 8,800 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

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.