SALT LAKE CITY — Unwanted pesticides can be disposed of safely — and free — at 14 locations now through June 14.
People can drop off pesticides at the following locations: Intermountain Farmers Association (IFA) store locations in Cedar City, Delta, Draper, Garland, Lewiston, Price, Richfield and Roosevelt; J & J Nursery/Great Basin Turf Products in Davis County; and Steve Regan store locations in Logan, Salt Lake City and St. George.
The Utah Department of Transportation road shed in Santaquin will have a one-day drop-off on June 17.Comment on this story
The Unwanted Pesticide Disposal Program is funded by the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food and local nurseries. It's for expired, unwanted and unstable pesticides. Often, these products are stored for long periods of time, and their containers deteriorate to the point of developing leaks, which may lead to other health and environmental problems.
Disposing of unused pesticides in an improper manner is a violation of state and federal laws.
Since the program's inception in 1993, more than 91 tons of unwanted pesticides have been collected and disposed. The state contracts with licensed hazardous waste company Clean Harbors to collect and dispose of the unwanted pesticides.