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Pesticide Safety Education Program

Ohio State University Extension


Commercial Pesticide Disposal

Commercial Pesticide Waste

Always refer to "Storage and Disposal" section on the pesticide label, and the Safety Data Sheet for basic disposal instructions

  • Excess pesticides and rinsates may be applied to a site listed on the pesticide label (don't exceed label rate)

  • Some pesticides may be returned to the manufacturer, e.g., refillable containers

  • Suspended or recalled pesticides under the Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act can be managed as Universal Waste

  • If in doubt whether your waste pesticide must be managed as hazardous waste, call Ohio EPA's confidential compliance assistance hotline at 1-800-329-7515 or contact an analytical laboratory