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Accepted Materials

Accepted Materials

Materials Accepted for Disposal
  • Pesticides
  • Pesticide mixes
  • Unknown pesticides
  • Metal pesticide containers

Disposal is free for the first 200 pounds and $1.00 per pound for additional amounts. 
Fees to dispose of pesticides containing dioxins may be higher.

Not Accepted for Disposal
  • Non-pesticide materials
  • Empty plastic containers
  • Fertilizers
  • Loaded M-44 predator baits
  • Fumigant gases
  • Solvents
  • Paints
  • Oil
  • Pharmaceuticals, prescription drugs
A variety of waste pesticides

If you are unsure if an item is acceptable for the disposal event please contact us before registering. If we do not take the items you have, we will be happy to try and find another solution.

Our Contact Info

For information on other hazardous waste disposal events around the state see Montana’s Department of Environmental Quality website here.

Transportation Safety Tips

Certificate of participation

When transporting pesticides for disposal, please carry a copy of your disposal registration. The registration lists the pesticides authorized for disposal in case of an accident. This form will be presented at the time of unloading the unwanted pesticides.

Inspect all unwanted pesticides to see that they are securely packaged

Only transport containers that are secure. If the container is questionable, carefully pack within another container for transport.

Line storage area of transport vehicle with plastic

Do not transport pesticides in areas occupied by passengers. If at all possible transport to the site in the back of a pickup or alternately in the trunk of a car. Avoid exposure to humans and animals.

Carry absorbent material

If you are transporting liquid materials carry absorbent materials such as kitty litter in case of breakage or spillage.

Arrange pesticides by hazard classification

Arrange pesticides such as corrosives, flammable, oxidizers, poisons, etc. to prevent mixing of incompatible materials should spillage occur.

Brace containers in vehicle

This will prevent unnecessary shifting which could result in container damage and leakage.

Keep all containers covered during transport

Loads hauled in an open pickup truck should be covered.

Drive directly to the pesticide collection site

After you load your vehicle, avoid unnecessary travel when transporting pesticides.

Drive responsibly

You are responsible for any spillage, damage, subsequent cleanup and restoration that might occur while you are transporting the unwanted pesticides. The state and its contractors are not responsible for any spillage that occurs before the unwanted pesticides are accepted for transport at the collection site.

Bird on a post - Photo by Todd Klassy, used with permission by the Montana Department of Agriculture