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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 2014, the Missouri Pesticide Collection Program conducted 21 events, collecting more than 145,000 pounds of unwanted pesticide related wastes.  In 2015, the department will again provide Missouri residents with a convenient, free opportunity to properly dispose of pesticides, herbicides, rodenticides and fungicides.

 

2015 Collection Event Schedule

  • Higginsville: July 18, 2015, at the Lafayette County Road and Bridge Facility, 19717 Outer Road, Higginsville, MO
  • Owensville: August 15, 2015, at the Owensville Police Department, 109 North Second St, Owensville, MO
  • Kirksville: September 19, 2015, at the Charles Krueger Public Works Complex, 2001 North Osteopathy, Kirksville, MO

Event flyers:

2015 Completed Collection Event Totals

  • Portageville Event on May 30 collected approximately 29,700 pounds of pesticide.
  • Mt. Vernon Event on June 20 collected approximately 2,300 pounds of pesticide.

 

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.