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Need to get rid of pesticides? Idaho Department of Agriculture to offer free disposal sites

By: - September 12, 2023 4:10 am

The Idaho Department of Agriculture is offering free and safe disposal of unusable or unwanted pesticides at five different Idaho locations this month. (Mia Maldonado / Idaho Capital Sun)

Idaho homeowners, farmers and professional applicators can dispose of their pesticides at several locations across the state this month, according to an Idaho Department of Agriculture press release.

The Idaho Department of Agriculture’s pesticide disposal program announced it will offer free and safe disposal of unusable or unwanted pesticides from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the following locations: 

  • Idaho Falls, Bonneville County Transfer Station – Sept. 12 
  • American Falls, Power County Transfer Station – Sept. 13 
  • Burley, Bureau of Land Management Field Office – Sept. 14 
  • Twin Falls, Twin Falls Canal Company – Sept. 26 
  • Canyon County, Pickles Butte Landfill – Sept. 27 

The pesticide disposal sites will take most pesticides including herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides or anything ending with “cide,” according to the press release.

The disposal sites will not accept fertilizer, micronutrients, paint, solvents, motor oil, or rinsates other than seed treat rinsates. Loads exceeding 1,000 pounds must be pre-registered online at the Department of Agriculture website or by phone at 208-332-8628.


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Mia Maldonado
Mia Maldonado

Mia Maldonado joined the Idaho Capital Sun after working as a breaking news reporter at the Idaho Statesman covering stories related to crime, education, growth and politics. She previously interned at the Idaho Capital Sun through the Voces Internship of Idaho, an equity-driven program for young Latinos to work in Idaho news. Born and raised in Coeur d'Alene, Mia moved to the Treasure Valley for college where she graduated from the College of Idaho with a bachelor's degree in Spanish and international political economy.