Wednesday, September 30, 2015

How to dispose of pesticide containers

Doing autumn clean up in your home and garden? Use our guide to determine how to dispose of pesticide containers:

If your pesticide containerDispose of the container this way

is completely empty of pesticide product

regular household trash

has pesticide product remaining

household hazardous waste


How do I dispose of pesticide containers as household hazardous waste?

Bring containers with remaining pesticide from your home to our Hazardous Waste Drop-off at the Shady Grove Transfer Station and Processing Facility. This drop-off is open daily. See details about our Hazardous Waste Drop-off program.


Can I recycle my pesticide container?

No, do not recycle your pesticide containers.

Pesticide residue acts as a containment in empty containers, making them unacceptable for recycling. And, when residents send containers with remaining products to the Recycling Center, the products can create dangerous situations.

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