In 2017, the waste pesticide disposal program will occur in District 1, the western third of Montana. Collections will be held the week of September 19-22.
All licensed pesticide applicators within the district will receive information and pre-registration forms by mail in July. Other interested parties (unlicensed pesticide applicators, members of the general public) can obtain registration forms from the department, program webpage (see link below) or from MSU county extension agents.
Participants must pre-register their unusable pesticide with the Montana Department of Agriculture before the collection event so the collection can be managed safely and efficiently. Cost for participating in the program is substantially lower than costs incurred through other disposal options. Licensed pesticide applicators and dealers receive a fee credit for that portion of their license fee earmarked for the disposal program.
The disposal fee is FREE for the first 200 pounds and $0.50/lb for amounts in excess of 200 pounds, with a minimum charge of $5.00. Products are weighed on site. The disposal fee for pesticides containing dioxins or dioxin precursors may have a higher fee.