Dealing With Pesticide Waste

Pesticide waste includes:

  • empty pesticide containers
  • leftover product (concentrate or solution)
  • pesticide rinsate
  • treated seed

Empty and rinsed pesticide containers can be taken to the Castor or Coronation Transfer Stations where they are placed in bags and stored in the sea-cans located at the sites. Collection bags are available free of charge through the retailer.

Excess pesticide solution and tank rinsate can be disposed of by using the solution as a mix water in spraying operations or it can be re-sprayed over a treatment area, providing that label application rates are not exceeded and that use is in accordance with the product label.

Treated seed should be planted within the same year of treatment to ensure optimal germination. Excess seed can be double planted around field edges. Treated seed can also be planted on land designated for pasture or silage. It should be thoroughly incorporated at the time of seeding using a cultivation method such as harrowing.