Fall pesticide disposal schedule

Published online: Sep 06, 2013

BOISE, Idaho-Agricultural producers, dealers, professional applicators and homeowners who are storing unusable pesticides will have a safe, legal and free opportunity to dispose of them this September and October when the Idaho State Department of Agriculture conducts two different unusable pesticide collections.

Participation is free for the first 1,000 pounds of unusable pesticides per participant. Pesticides include herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides or anything with a "cide" at the end and should be brought to the closest collection site between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the date and location listed below. (No fertilizer, micronutrients, paint, solvents, or motor oil can be accepted)

Participants will need to register the total number of pounds of pesticides that they are disposing by calling their local ISDA field office, or by calling the Boise office.

Idaho Falls ISDA office - Craig Carlson at (208) 525-7037 or Sabrina Lear at (208) 525-7071

Pocatello ISDA office - Steve Riedy at (208) 236-6091 or Kenneth Funk at (208) 236-6352

Twin Falls ISDA office - Randy Quigley at (208) 736-5277, Westy Pickup at (208) 736-4759 or
Jim Childs at (208) 736-4790

Boise ISDA office - Victor Mason II at (208) 332-8628 or Laura Morris at (208) 332-8605

"Since 1993, the Idaho State Department of Agriculture has safely disposed of over 1.3 million pounds of unusable pesticides. Pesticides become unusable for many reasons, including loss of potency, exposure to temperature extremes, cancellation or suspension by state or federal authorities, or growers' decisions to change their cropping rotations or practices," said Victor Mason II, manager of the department's pesticide disposal program.

REXBURG Sept 9-Madison County Transfer Station, 530 Airport Rd, Rexburg, ID

IDAHO FALLS Sept 10-Bonneville County Transfer Station, 2455 Hemmert Ave, Idaho Falls, ID

BLACKFOOT Sept 11-Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds, 97 Park St, Blackfoot, ID

AMERICAN FALLS Sept 12- Power County Transfer Station, 2950 Landfill Road, American Falls, ID

BURLEY Sept 30- BLM - Burley Field Office, 3630 Overland Rd, Burley, ID

TWIN FALLS Oct 1- Twin Falls Canal Company, 357 6th Ave. West, Twin Falls, ID

GOODING Oct 2- Gooding Airport, 1945 Airport Road, Gooding, ID

NAMPA Oct 3- Pickles Butte Landfill, 15500 Missouri Ave, Nampa, ID

Visit www.agri.idaho.gov.