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Contact WSDA by September 27 to be included in Waste Pesticide Collection Events near Pasco, Walla Walla and Yakima
Dear Pesticide License Holder,
The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) Waste Pesticide Program is planning to hold pesticide collection events near Yakima on October 23, at Pasco on October 30 and near Walla Walla on October 31, 2018 where you can safely and properly dispose of unusable and unwanted pesticide products. You can sign-up for disposal by contacting WSDA via email at WastePesticide@agr.wa.gov and submitting an inventory form by September 27. You may also call 360-902-2056.
People who sign-up and submit a disposal inventory will be notified by program staff and given further instructions about the collection event, time and location.
To participate in one of these collection events, please submit your proposed inventory by September 27 for the pesticides you wish to dispose. Go to agr.wa.gov/wastepesticide to be directed to the Waste Pesticide webpage where the inventory form and the instructions document can be downloaded. Once completed, email the form to WSDA at WastePesticide@agr.wa.gov, fax to (360-902-2093) or mail to the address on the form. Upon receipt of the inventory form a confirmation of receipt will be sent to you. When you submit your inventory, please indicate which event you prefer; Pasco, Walla Walla or Yakima. Please note that on your inventory form or the email to which it is attached.
If you do not feel safe or are uncomfortable handling the pesticides, have pesticide containers larger than 5-gallons with unknown ingredients or more than ten containers of any size with unknown contents, please contact WSDA as soon as possible and request on-site assistance. Upon request, the Program can provide on-site assistance at no charge to help you safely inventory your unwanted pesticides and overpack dangerous items and containers in poor condition (cracked, corroded or leaking). The Program also provides clear, 4-mil plastic overpack bags for transportation at no charge. Simply list on your inventory form the size(s) and number of bags you need and we will ship them to you.
This Program only collects unusable/unwanted agricultural and commercial grade pesticides (which includes herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides, etc.). Materials such as fertilizers, micronutrients, motor oil, and Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW) are not accepted at WSDA collections.
As a reminder, WSDA operates the Waste Pesticide Identification and Disposal Program. The Program collects and properly disposes of unusable agricultural and commercial grade pesticides from residents, farmers, small businesses and public agencies free of charge. Events are held at locations across Washington State where customers can take their unusable pesticides for proper disposal. The Program's goal is to help Washingtonians properly dispose of unused or unusable pesticides to prevent human and animal exposure, prevent use of cancelled pesticides on crops and to eliminate the potential source of environmental contamination. Proper disposal is also a requirement for growers seeking Good Agricultural Practices certification.
Collection events are scheduled, based in part, upon pre-determined customer interest. You can now apply any time throughout the year to participate in a collection event by visiting the Program's web site agr.wa.gov/wastepesticide to obtain a disposal inventory form and then "apply for pesticide disposal" by submitting a completed inventory form to the Program. Go to the website and/or contact the Program when you have a disposal need. Do not wait for WSDA to announce a collection event!
In addition to WSDA's Waste Pesticide Identification and Disposal Program, Agri-Plas Inc., operates a statewide empty plastic pesticide Container Recycling Program. Their email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. The Agricultural Container Recycling Council sponsors a national pesticide container-recycling program and is an excellent source for container recycling information.
WSDA thanks you for your interest in pesticide stewardship, proper disposal of unused products and recycling your empty containers!
WSDA Waste Pesticide Identification and Disposal Program Team
WA State Dept. of Agriculture
PO BOX 42589
OLYMPIA WA 98504-2589
Toll Free: 1-877-301-4555