The DANR offers a waste pesticide, disposal, and pesticide container recycling program pursuant to SDCL 38:20A:54. All eligible waste pesticides are based on the toxicity of the pesticide, condition of the container, and the potential for the pesticide to harm human health or the environment. In accordance with ARSD 12:56:18, all containers must meet specific requirements to be accepted in the recycling program.
The hours of operation at the container collection sites may vary. Please call the collection sites to ensure that someone will be there to assist you. The 2022 pesticide container recycling collection schedule is now available. Please click here to view the schedule.
The locations below will accept prepared containers anytime during regular business hours. Please call ahead prior to bringing containers to these two locations:
South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources Bait Station
4075 Airport Road
Pierre, SD 57501
Wear PPE while rinsing containers as the label requires for handling and mixing. Remove container cap and empty all pesticide into spray tank. Allow container to drain for 30 seconds, then rinse immediately before product becomes difficult to remove. There are 2 rinsing options, pressure or triple rinsing. To pressure rinse you will need a fan nozzle, a rinse nozzle that punctures the container, or the rinse nozzle on your spray equipment. Next use the high-pressure water to rinse residue from the container dumping or draining it into your spray equipment. To triple rinse. Fill the container ¼ full of clean water and replace cap. Swirl liquid within container to rinse all inside surfaces. Remove cap and pour rinsate into the spray tank, allowing the container to drain for 30 seconds once again. Repeat the rinsing process two more times for a total of three times. Carefully rinse and spray residue from the outside of the container into the spray tank. Remove and throw away any labels and booklets once the container is rinsed. Rinse cap over spray tank opening and dispose of appropriately as regular solid waste.
Once the containers are prepared for recycling, they can be brought to a pesticide container collection site near you.
Any pesticide formulation can be considered waste (unusable) if:
The Pierre waste collection site hours of operation may vary. Please call the collection sites to ensure that someone will be there to assist you. In addition, please fill out the Waste Pesticide Registration Form.