Water

​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. Collection events will be posted here as they are announced. 

Remaining collection event for 2018

December 14, 2018: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Whiteson Ag Center, Valley Agronomics LLC, 14000 S Highway 99W, McMinnville, OR 97128

McMinnville collection event application form​ is due by December 7. 

Additional events may be added depending upon budget considerations. 

Resources​

Ag Container Recycling Council (ACRC)

Ag Container Recycling Council website

Empty Pesticide Container Recycling Program

Agricultural Plastic Recycling website

Household Hazardous Waste Program

DEQ's household hazardous waste program

Oregon Strategy for Collecting Unwanted Pesticides

Pesticide collection handout

​Other resou​​rces

Clackamas Basin PSP Fact Sheet

Clackamas Basin PSP handout

DEQ fact sheet: Pesticide Stewardship Partnerships in Oregon

Pesticide Stewardship Partnerships fact sheet

DEQ's Statewide Water Quality Toxics Monitoring Program

Water quality toxics monitoring information

Map of current PSP watersheds (2017)

PSP watersheds map

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

Stakeholder letter

​​Reports​

Amazon Pesticide Stewardship 2015-17 Biennial Summary

Amazon information

Clackamas Pesticide Stewardship Partnership 2015-17 Biennial Summary

Clackamas information

Evaluation of South Yamhill Pesticide Stewardship Partnership Area

South Yamhill PSP report

Greater Yamhill Pesticide Stewardship Partnership 2015-17 Biennial Summary

Greater Yamhill information

Hood River Stewardship 2015-17 Biennial Summary

Hood River information

Middle Rogue Pesticide Stewardship Partnership 2015-17 Biennial Summary

Middle Rogue information

Molalla-Pudding Pesticide Stewardship Partnership 2015-17 Biennial Summary

Molalla-Pudding information

Pesticide Stewardship Partnership Monitoring Summary: Clackamas River Watershed

Clackamas River Watershed monitoring summary

Pesticide Stewardship Partnership Program 2013-15 Biennium Summary

PSP 2013-15 summary

Pesticide Stewardship Partnership Program 2015-17 Biennium Summary

PSP 2015-17 summary

South Yamhill Pesticide Stewardship 2015-17 Biennial Summary

South Yamhill information

Walla Walla Pesticide Stewardship Partnership 2015-17 Biennial Summary

Walla Walla information

Wasco Pesticide Stewardship Partnership 2015-17 Biennial Summary

Wasco information

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​Contact

Kirk Cook
Pesticide Stewardship Specialist
Phone: 541-841-0074
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