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WELCOME TO THE PESTICIDE WASTE DISPOSAL PROGRAM

Collection Schedule:

The 2020 pesticide waste collection dates and locations are as follows:

September 15: Kalispell

September 16: Polson

September 17: Bitterroot Valley

September 18: Butte

Participants must pre-register their unusable pesticides with the Montana Department of Agriculture before the disposal event. Acceptances for these events occur on a first-come, first-served basis and early registration is encouraged. The 2020 deadline to register is Thursday, September 10th. Late registrations will not be considered.

Annual pesticide waste disposal events began in 1994. More than 700,000 pounds of pesticide waste have been collected from more than 1,800 participants. Common pesticides that have been brought to collection events include DDT, pentachlorophenol, dinoseb, and strychnine.

Disposal Fees

The cost for disposing pesticides is FREE for the first 200 pounds. For amounts that exceed 200 pounds, the cost is $1 per pound with a minimum charge of $5. Please come prepared to pay using a check made out to the Montana Department of Agriculture. Products are weighed on site. The disposal fee for pesticides containing dioxins, dioxin precursors, or any product that may require special packing at the site may incur higher fees. Please be specific about products being disposed on your registration and be prepared for products to be inspected at the site.

Please use the panels to find more information about the program.

Contact



MDA Recycling and Disposal Coordinator Carli Davis

Carli Davis
Pesticide Disposal and Container Recycling Programs

Phone :
(406) 465-0531
Carli.Davis@mt.gov
54 East Larslan Rd.
Larslan, MT 59244



 


Montana Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Section Supervisor Layla Dunlap

Layla Dunlap
Commodity Services Bureau Chief

Layla.Dunlap@mt.gov
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601


Agricultural News

Science Panel to Aid Montana Invasive Species Council in Management Options for Invasive Eastern Heath Snail

Eastern heath snail panelists will meet with MISC and agency staff December 7-10, 2020

Science Panel to Aid Montana Invasive Species Council in Management Options for Invasive Eastern Heath Snail

The Montana Invasive Species Council (MISC) in partnership with the Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA), United States Department of Agriculture-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, and the Montana State University has formed a science advisory panel to examine the existing body of knowledge about the eastern heath snail (Xerolenta obvia) in order to better understand the risks and impacts associated with the species, and to identify the best containment and management strategy.

Panelists have provided responses to a series of questions about the basic biology of the snail, along with survey, monitoring, and control methods for managing it and pathways for movement and introduction. Through a series of virtual workshops, the panelists will meet with MISC and agency staff December 7-10, 2020, to discuss the question responses and develop recommendations and best practices to prevent further introductions and manage snail populations already established. For more information about the panel or workshop contact Stephanie Criswell, MISC Coordinator, at 406-444-0547, scriswell@mt.gov.

Montana Pesticide Winter Recertification Training Webinar Schedule

List of free Zoom webinar trainings is now available for MT pesticide license holders. Each training will provide 1 CE per training.

Montana Pesticide Winter Recertification Training Webinar Schedule

The  MDA Winter webinar trainings schedule is now available to help Montana pesticide applicators fulfill their continuing education requirements for their Montana pesticide license under the current COVID-19 situation. These trainings are being presented via Zoom and are free of charge. Each training will provide 1 CE per training* for the listed classifications (categories).   

  • December 2, 2020: Pollinators
  • December 9, 2020: Noxious Weeds
  • December 10, 2020: Montana State Rodent Academy 
  • December 16, 2020: Mode of Action

Click here to learn more and register in advance.

Montana Department of Revenue Has Begun Process to Make Licenses Available for Recreational Marijuana Cultivation and Sale

MT Dept. of Revenue will make licenses available for recreational marijuana cultivation and sale by October 1, 2021

Montana Department of Revenue Has Begun Process to Make Licenses Available for Recreational Marijuana Cultivation and Sale

The Montana Department of Revenue has begun the process to make licenses available for recreational marijuana cultivation and sale by October 1, 2021, following the recent voter approval of Initiative 190. 

Under the new law, the department will license and regulate the cultivation, transportation and sale of marijuana and marijuana-infused products, will inspect premises where marijuana is cultivated or sold, and will collect the 20 percent tax on the retail sales of the products. 

Only currently licensed providers in the Montana Medical Marijuana Program may apply for the new non-medical licenses for the first 12 months they are available. 

Anyone interested in receiving updates on the department’s activities related to I-190 can sign up with the department at MTRevenue.gov/Marijuana