Links to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, pesticide-related statewide programs, and state and federal laws and regulations.
PDA Contact Information
Find contact information for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and learn about some of their pesticide programs.
The home page of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
This Bureau houses the Division of Health and Safety, which manages the registration of pesticide products as well as the certification of pesticide applicators.
Find certification exam dates and locations, open recertification meetings, and determine the number of recertification credits you have on the PaPlants website. You can also register with PaPlants to have access to more detailed information about your certification, such as titles and number of credits assigned to the recertification meetings you have attended.
Find contact information for the seven regional offices located around the state.
Pesticide and Container Disposal Information
Learn about programs that benefit applicators by providing a means of disposing unwanted or unused pesticides and recycling pesticide containers.
The Department of Agriculture's CHEMSWEEP Program provides farmers and other licensed applicators in selected counties a means to dispose of canceled, suspended, or unwanted pesticide products. Applicators can legally dispose of waste pesticides, generally at little or no cost.
Plastic Pesticide Container Recycling is another Department of Agriculture program, which provides licensed applicators a means to dispose of empty, cleaned pesticide containers. Many recycling stations are located around the state.
The Department of Environment Protection maintains the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program, which helps citizens dispose of household hazardous wastes (HHW) through organized county collection programs. The HHW program sometimes partners with the CHEMSWEEP program to dispose of pesticides.
Pesticide Laws and Regulations
Links to the major Pennsylvania and federal laws and regulations relating to pesticides as well as links to other pertinent laws and regulations.
Other information from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
Use these links to help coordinate your pesticide education meeting for recertification credits.