WSDA Waste Pesticide Program
|A WSDA employee holds a can of DDT, |
collected at a waste pesticide disposal event.
Waste pesticide collection events are scheduled in May in four cities in Eastern Washington. If you want to participate, you’ll need to submit in advance an inventory of the products you want disposed. But hurry, deadlines to submit are fast approaching, especially for the first two events.
Collection site | Inventory due | Event date
Yakima April 12 May 8
Prosser April 12 May 10
Wenatchee April 26 May 31
Once you’ve submitted your inventory list, we’ll contact you with details about the exact collection location and time, and what to expect.
|Storage drums holding waste pesticides at a collection event.|
Begun in 1988, the Waste Pesticide Program has collected and properly disposed of more than 3.3 million pounds of waste pesticides from more than 8,250 customers.
The program aims to reduce the amount of unusable pesticides and prevent currently used pesticides from becoming waste through education and specialized technical assistance. If old pesticides aren’t collected properly, their aging, potentially compromised containers can leak hazardous chemicals into surrounding soil and water.
For more details and instructions on how to submit an inventory, see the program’s webpage or you may email WastePesticide@agr.wa.gov, or call 1-877-301-4555.
UPDATE (5/18/18) - The collection event in Okanogan, scheduled for May 30, has been CANCELLED due to flooding in the area. This collection will be rescheduled at a later date.