Information on Disposal of Unwanted Pesticides & Pesticide Containers
How do I get rid of unwanted pesticides?
Pesticide disposal is an important part of your responsibilities as a pesticide user. Unused, unwanted, or banned pesticides are dangerous to keep on your premises. The Colorado Department of Agriculture provides a Google Map to help you locate a site for the disposal of pesticides. The map contains contact information for each county. When contacting a county be sure to check residency requirements, as well as what types of pesticides are accepted. CDA’s Pesticide Disposal Map
For additional questions, contact Rob Wawrzynski by phone (303) 869-9042 or email
Pesticide Container Disposal
The Ag Container Recycling Council (ACRC) is a not-for-profit organization that works to facilitate the collection and recycling of one-way rigid HDPE plastic agricultural crop protection, specialty pest control, animal health, micronutrient/fertilizer, and/or adjuvant product containers. They will accept HDPE containers that are 55 gallons and smaller. They may also be able to accept shuttles, but contact the service provider for more information.
ACRC has some ‘How to’ videos that demonstrate the proper container rinsing procedures that can be viewed here.
To find the current contractor for Colorado, check the ACRC website: Where to Recycle