Dates set for fall waste pesticide collections

Dates set for fall waste pesticide collections

September 26, 2016


The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) is offering South Carolina residents the opportunity to safely dispose of outdated, unusable or unwanted pesticides.

The pesticide and chemical program is open to all private, commercial and non-commercial pesticide applicators in the state, as well as homeowners. SCDA staff will be on site to monitor pesticide collection and disposal, and will have final authority on acceptance of products.

·        Chemical and pesticide quantities accepted will be limited to 2500 pounds of solid and 300 gallons of liquid at nocharge.

·        Pesticide products accepted include herbicides, insecticides, nematicides, fungicides and similar products used inagricultural production or around the home.

·        Rinsate will not be accepted.

·        Fertilizer will not be accepted unless it is combined or co-packed with a pesticide such as weed and feed.

·        No compressed gas cylinders (metal cylinder with a valve) or empty pesticide containers will be collected.

Collection Dates and Locations:

October 15, 2016 – Lexington/Richland County

Irmo High School

6671 St. Andrews Rd

Irmo, SC 29212

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

*Pesticide collection for statewide residents and farmers only – no commercial businesses