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.
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.
Drive directly to the pesticide collection site
After you load your vehicle, avoid unnecessary travel when transporting pesticides.