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Missouri Pesticide Collection Program
If you have gotten rid of pests but are still plagued by left-over pesticides, the Missouri Pesticide Collection Program can help. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MO DNR) is providing Missouri residents with a convenient, free opportunity to properly dispose of pesticides and herbicides. The collection program collected over 68,000 pounds of pesticides in 2012 and will resume beginning March 9, 2013. Specific event locations will be posted as they become available.
The collection program is open only to households and farmers and any Missouri resident can bring their pesticides to any event under this program. Proof of Missouri residence may be requested.
Only material that can be clearly identified as an acceptable item will be received in this free pesticide collection program.
What is accepted?
  • Fungicides.
  • Herbicides.
  • Insecticides.
  • Pesticides.
  • Rodenticides.
  • Fertilizers containing herbicides or pesticides.
  • De-wormers and fly-tags.
  • What is not accepted?
  • Explosives.
  • Fire Extinguishers.
  • Smoke Detectors.
  • Cylinders.
  • Asbestos.
  • Trash.
  • Yard Waste.
  • Electronics.
  • Pesticides from businesses, pesticide production facilities, pesticide distributors or pesticide retailers.
  • All materials collected are managed as pesticide and herbicide waste and are field characterized, sampled (if necessary), segregated and placed into proper Department of Transportation shipping containers with approved labels and markings. The waste is transported and managed at an approved licensed disposal facility. Any materials brought to the collection events that are not clearly identifiable as pesticides or herbicides will not be accepted.
    Pesticide Collection Event Locations
    March 9, 2013
    West Plains Recycling Center
    1853 Goodhard Drive
    West Plains, MO 65775
    Howell County
    See the event flyer.
    March 23, 2013
    4803 South Clark Street
    Mexico, MO 65265
    Audrain County
    See the event flyer.
    April 6, 2013
    Nodaway County Maintenance Barn
    1516 East Halsey Street
    Maryville, MO 64468
    Nodaway County
    See the event flyer.
    April 20, 2013
    Trenton, Grundy County
    1100 Main Street
    Trenton, MO 64683
    Grundy County
    May 18, 2013
    Troy, Lincoln County
    June 1, 2013
    Lamar, Barton County
    June 15, 2013
    Salem, Dent County
    June 29, 2013
    Clinton, Henry County
    *Events will only occur as long as funding exists, and a previously scheduled collection event may be cancelled if the program funds have been expended in earlier events.

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