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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.

2016 Pesticide Collection Event Schedule

  1. Completed -- Portageville
  2. Completed -- Poplar Bluff
  3. Completed -- Fairfax
  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

2016 Completed Collection Event Totals

  • Portageville event on March 12 collected 32,659 pounds of waste pesticide from 22 participants
  • Poplar Bluff event on March 26 collected 17,674 pounds of waste pesticide from 28 participants
  • Fairfax event on April 9 collected 3,389 pounds of waste pesticide from 13 participants

2015 Completed Collection Event Totals

  • Portageville Event on May 30 collected approx. 29,700 pounds of pesticide with 37 participants
  • Mt. Vernon Event on June 20 collected approx. 2300 pounds of pesticide with 22 participants
  • Higginsville Event on July 18 collected approx. 11,750 pounds of pesticide with 32 participants
  • Owensville Event on August 15 collected approx. 1800 pounds of pesticide with 15 participants
  • Kirksville Event on September 19 collected approx. 3600 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)

Standard Operating Procedures for Waste Pesticide Collection Programs in Missouri Under the Universal Waste Rule (PUB 2637)

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.