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How do you Dispose of Pesticides you No Longer Need?

Sep 16, 2013
By Denise Faguy
Assistant Editor, North American Content, Farms.com

CleanFARMS provides an easy solution. 

CleanFARMS is an industry group that collects and safely disposes of unwanted or unneeded agricultural pesticides. Farmers can participate in the CleanFarms program to easily and responsibly dispose of old or unwanted pesticide product. In 2013, producers in Ontario, Alberta, and Newfoundland will be able to participate in the CleanFARMS collection programs.

CleanFARMS has made it easy for farmers, who can drop off their obsolete pesticides at a designated collection site at no charge. In Ontario and Alberta, Collection Sites will be operating in October.  In Newfoundland, Collection Sites will be operating in November.

Drop-Off Center Dates & Locations

What products will be accepted?

  • Obsolete or unwanted agricultural pesticides (identified with a Pest Control Product number on the label).
  • Food animal medications that are used by primary producers in the rearing of animals in an agricultural context (identified with a DIN number, Ser. Number or Pest Control Product number on the label).

How do Farmers Participate?

Farmers can safely dispose of unwanted agricultural pesticides, as well as food animal medications.  Disposal is free, but producers must register products for disposal in one of the following ways:

What happens to the pesticides once a farmer drops them off?

The products are then transported to a high temperature incineration facility where they are safely disposed of.  Since the program launched in 1998, more than 1.8 million kilograms of obsolete pesticides have been collected and safely disposed of.

For more information, visit the CleanFARMS website.

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