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Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) is offering South Carolina residents the opportunity to safely dispose of outdated, unusable or unwanted pesticides.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.
Quantities will be limited to 2500 pounds of solid and 300 gallons of liquid at no charge.
Acceptable products include herbicides, insecticides, nematicides, fungicides and similar products used in agriculture production or around the home.
Prohibited items include empty pesticide containers, rinsate, infectious, biological or radioactive materials, explosives, appliances, paint and compressed gas cylinders (metal cylinder with a valve).
A hazardous material company will be on site to properly dispose of the materials collected.
Materials should be transported to the collection event in sturdy boxes with newspaper stuffed between the containers to prevent spills.
The event schedule is as follows:
- Aug. 23, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Nutrien Ag Solutions, 1861 Eastland Ave., Kingstree
- Aug. 24, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Southern States Co-Op/Little Rock Agronomy Plant, 1340 Harllees Bridge Road, Little Rock
- Sept. 20, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Middling Cotton Company, 3401 Bridge St., St. Matthews
- Sept. 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Carolina Eastern Outdoors, 4744 SC 162, Hollywood
- Sept. 27, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., ECOFLO, 1741 Calks Ferry Road, Lexington
- Sept. 28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Metrolina Greenhouses, 2121 Quarry Road, York
For additional information, contact SCDA’s John Stokes at 803-737-9696 or [email protected].