Household fertilizers

The best way to dispose of common fertilizers is to follow the application directions on the packaging.
  • If you can't use the product up, you may have a neighbor or relative who can.
  1. Wrap dry fertilizers in double trash bags.
  2. Wrap small containers (less than 1 gallon) of liquid fertilizer in several layers of newspaper and place in a strong plastic bag or double trash bags.
    • Liquid fertilizers and pesticides are the only liquid wastes that are allowed to be placed in the trash, because it’s generally more hazardous to try to stabilize these wastes, especially for chemically sensitive people.
  3. ​​Store packaged waste safely away from children and pets.
  4. Place the packaged waste in your trash on the day it's picked up or taken to the landfill.