​Pesticide stewardship partnerships

  • Identify potential concerns and improve water quality affected by pesticide use around Oregon
  • Combine local expertise in water quality sampling results to encourage voluntary changes in pesticide use and management practices. 
  • Find ways to reduce pesticide levels while measuring improvements in water quality and crop management. 
  • Work toward measurable environmental improvements, making Oregon waters safer for aquatic life and humans. 

Partners include

  • Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
  • Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service
  • Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA)
  • Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF)
  • Oregon Health Authority (OHA)
  • Watershed and other natural resource groups
  • Local landowners and growers
  • Soil and water conservation districts
  • Tribal governments​​
Waste Pesticide Collection Program

This program collects unwanted/unusable pesticides, spray mixtures and unrinsed pesticide containers from agricultural or commercial operations. Household pesticides can be disposed of through the Household Hazardous Waste Program. 

Ag Container Recycling Program (ACRC)


Coos Bay Area Pesticide Collection Event Flyer

Details about May 9 collection event in Coos Bay area. Document

Coos Bay Area Pesticide Collection Event Registration Form

Collection event is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9. Registration deadline is April 25. Document

Empty Pesticide Container Recycling Program


Household Hazardous Waste Program


Oregon Strategy for Collecting Unwanted Pesticides

Objectives and strategies for pesticide collection. Document

Waste Pesticide Management


​Other resou​​rces

Clackamas PSP Fact Sheet

Clackamas Basin Pesticide Stewardship Partnership fact sheet. Document

Clackamas PSP Website


DEQ fact sheet: Pesticide Stewardship Partnerships in Oregon


DEQ's Pesticide Stewardship Partnerships

Oregon Pesticide Stewardship Partnerships identify potential concerns and improve water quality affected by pesticide use around Oregon. Website

DEQ's Statewide Toxics Monitoring Program


Map of current PSP watersheds (2014)


Pesticide Stewardship Partnership (PSP) letter of support from Oregon Departments of Agriculture (ODA), Forestry (ODF), and Environmental Quality (DEQ)



Pesticide Stewardship Partnership Monitoring Summary: Clackamas River Watershed




Steve Riley
Pesticide Stewardship Specialist
Phone: 503-986-6485