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Waste Pesticide Disposal Program

 

In 2014, the waste pesticide disposal will occur in District 1. Collections will be held the week of Sept. 16-19.

 

Collection Schedule:

September 16, 2014 - Kalispell, MT

September 17, 2014 - Polson, MT

September 18, 2014 - Missoula, MT

September 19, 2014 - Bozeman, MT

 

All licensed pesticide applicators within the district will receive information and registration forms by mail in July. Unlicensed applicators can obtain registration forms from the department, department website or from MSU county extension agents.

 

The legislation authorizing the collection program was sponsored by Montana's agricultural industry and is funded, in part, by license fees that private, commercial, and government pesticide applicators and pesticide dealers pay to become licensed.

 

Annual pesticide collections began in 1994. More than 455,600 pounds of waste pesticide have been collected from more than 1,330 participants since then. Amounts collected have ranged from one pound to over 7,000 pounds. Common pesticides that have been brought to collection events include insecticides such as DDT, chlordane, and pentachlorophenol and herbicides like 2,4,5-T and dinoseb. Strychnine has been the primary rodenticide collected.

 

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.

 

All licensed pesticide applicators within the collection area will receive information and registration by mail in July. Unlicensed applicators can obtain registration forms from the department or their local MSU county extension agent. Registration for the program is requested by the end of August. For the most part, acceptance into the program is on a first come, first serve basis and early sign-up is encouraged.

 

 

 

Disposal Cost

The disposal fee is FREE for the first 200 pounds and $0.50/lb for amounts in excess of 200 pounds. The disposal fee for pesticides, which are or have dioxins or dioxin precursors may have a higher fee.

 

 

Requirements: Participants must pre-register their unusable pesticide with the Montana Department of Agriculture so the collection can be managed safely and efficiently. The registration form, located below, must be mailed to:

 

Montana Department of Agriculture
Pesticide Disposal Program
P.O. Box 1054
Glasgow, MT 59230 

 

 
 
 

Contacts

 

Carli Lofing
Montana Department of Agriculture
605 2nd Ave S, Room 204A

Glasgow, MT 59230
Phone: (406) 228-9512

E-mail: clofing@mt.gov
Fax: (406) 444-9590

Cam Lay
State Entomologist
Montana Department of Agriculture
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-3790
E-mail: clay2@mt.gov
Fax: (406) 444-9466

 

Published: November 3, 2010 9:56:00 AM MDT.
Last Modified: July 8, 2014 9:55:46 AM MDT