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.
Pesticide and Container Disposal Information - Articles

Updated: September 28, 2017

Visit the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Plant Industry web page to find information on their CHEMSWEEP and Plastic Pesticide Container Recycling Programs for applicators.

  • CHEMSWEEP Program
    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 Program
    This 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.
  • Household Hazardous Waste Program (HHW)
    HHW is another related program managed by the Department of Environmental Protection. This program helps citizens dispose of household hazardous wastes through organized county collection programs. The HHW program sometimes partners with the CHEMSWEEP program to dispose of pesticides.

External Link

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Plant Industry Programming webpage