February 22, 2019

Contact: Communications Office

Department of Natural Resources hosting pesticide pickup in Portageville on March 9

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, FEB. 22, 2019 - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources, in conjunction with the University of Missouri – Fisher Delta Research Center, will provide a free pesticide collection event from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 9 at the University of Missouri – Fisher Delta Research Center located at 147 State Highway T, Portageville.

The collection is open to all Missouri farmers and households.           

Accepted items include:

Unwanted pesticides

  • Rodenticides
  • Dewormers
  • Fly tags
  • Fertilizers containing pesticide
  • Insecticides
  • Fungicides
  • Rodenticides
  • Herbicides

Not accepted items include:

  • Paint
  • Explosives
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Yard waste
  • Electronics
  • Trash
  • Pesticides from businesses, pesticide production facilities, pesticide distributors, pesticide retailers

The event is the first of six events scheduled for 2019. More information about the Missouri Pesticide Collection Program is available online at