Pesticides have helped our farmers produce food for the world. Over the years, some of these pesticides have been banned or suspended because of the risks they pose to human health and the environment. Until recently, Colorado agri-business (farmers, ranchers, commercial applicators, nurseries, growers) had no economical means to dispose of the unusable pesticides. As a result, many of these pesticides were stored on-site, often in deteriorating containers and under less-than-ideal storage conditions. Many of these storage practices present the potential for contamination of the environment.
In response to growing concern about unusable pesticides, Colorado State University sponsored limited waste pesticide collection programs in the 1990's to dispose of banned and unusable pesticides in an economical and environmentally safe manner. Due to continued demand for these services, commercially-available collection programs are anticipated to be conducted at least yearly.
Call the Clean Harbors ChemSweep Hotline at 1-888-242-4362.
Pesticide Waste Disposal (ChemSweep) - Exit to Colorado Department of Agriculture