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.
- 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. Collection events will be posted here as they are announced.
Next collection event
Feb. 23: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Simplot Growers Solutions, 1700 SW Fourth St., Ontario
For information, see the event brochure. To sign up, follow the instructions in the registration form. The deadline to register is Feb. 16.
Proposed collection events for remainder of 2017-19
March 2018: White City (Medford area)
September 2018: Coos Bay
November 2018: McMinnville
Additional events may be added depending upon budget considerations.