Hazardous Waste Program

Missouri Pesticide Collection Program

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From 2012 to 2014, the department's Missouri Pesticide Collection program collected 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.  

There were a total of four events held throughout the state in 2014 collecting approximately 22,000 pounds of unwanted pesticide related wastes. 

2014 Collections Completed

Perryville, May 31, 2014:  Event completed and collected 5,766 pounds of pesticide waste at Perry County Road and Bridge Department, 4803 N. Highway 51 in Perryville, MO 63775 

Washington, July 26, 2014:  Event completed and collected 2,646 pounds of pesticide waste at the City of Washington Public Works Building, 4 Chamber Drive, Washington, MO 63090

Marshfield, August 23, 2014:  Event completed and collected 7,481 pounds of pesticide waste at Webco Custom Industries, 948 S. Prairie Lane, Marshfield, MO  65706

Shelbina, September 27, 2014:  Event completed and collected 5,201 pounds of pesticide waste at Shelby County Fairgrounds, 6762 Highway 15, Shelbina, MO 63468      


Event flyers: 2015 flyers will be released after event locations are determined

What was accepted?
What was not accepted?
  • Fungicides.
  • Herbicides.
  • Insecticides.
  • Pesticides.
  • Rodenticides.
  • Fertilizers containing herbicides or pesticides.
  • De-wormers and fly-tags.
  • Paint
  • Explosives.
  • Fire Extinguishers.
  • Smoke Detectors.
  • Cylinders.
  • Asbestos.
  • Trash.
  • Yard Waste.
  • Electronics.
  • Pesticides from businesses, pesticide production facilities, pesticide distributors or pesticide retailers.

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.