Presentation on theme: "Washington State Department of Agriculture"— Presentation transcript:
1Washington State Department of Agriculture Waste Pesticide Program
2Purpose of Program Reduce the amount of unusable pesticides in storage Provide education and technical assistance
3History of Program As of August 2002 4,275 customers 138 events 1,311,956 pounds collected307 pounds per customer
4Program Cost Proper disposal is expensive Averages per customer 307 pounds per customerApproximately $ 2.00 per poundWhat WSDA paysApprox. $ 600 per customer
5What is a Waste Pesticide? Pesticide that cannot be used due toCanceled or suspendedProduct deteriorationLabel deteriorationIngredients not identifiableNot in original containerA pesticide you do not want to use
82002 Collection Sites JUNE SEPT APR MAY OCT MAR Clallam Whatcom Skagit SnohomishGraysHarborMasonThurstonPierceKingPacificLewisWahkiakumCowlitzSkamaniaYakimaKlickitatBentonWallaFranklinColumbiaGarfieldAsotinWhitmanAdamsGrantKittitasSpokaneLincolnDouglasChelanOkanoganFerryStevensPendOreilleJeffersonKitsapSan JuanIslandClark2002 Collection SitesMARAPRMAYJUNESEPTOCT
9Navigating the Program CustomerSigns upSubmits inventoryTransports product to siteWSDA becomes owner of pesticideHazardous waste contractor packages, transports and disposes of pesticide
10Program Anchors WSDA is the hazardous waste generator No charge to customersPaper work is relatively simple
11I: Washington State Department of Agriculture CUSTOMER INVENTORY Page ___ofWaste Pesticide Identification and Disposal ProgramName:Telephone Number:CLEAR PLASTIC OVERPACK BAGSContainer Sizes # RequiredMailing Address:Best Time to Contact ( days / eves -time ) :1 Gal or 5 lb bags______2.5 gal or 10 lb bagsCounty5 gal or 20 lb sacksOver 5 gal or 50 lb sackName of ProductManufacturerCCActive Ingredient(s)USDA #or EPAReg. #Approx.AmountLb or galFormLiq DryContainerConditionType, size & how manyGood BadPints / Quarts / 1 lb bags
12O,O,-diethyl O-[6-methyl-2- Name of ProductManufacturerActive Ingredient ( s )CCElf Ato ChemKnox Out 2 FMDiazinonO,O,-diethyl O-[6-methyl-2-(1-methylethyl)-4- pyrimidinyl] phosphorothioateApprox.Amount( lb or gal )FormLiq. DryContainertype, size & how manyUSDA # ( or )EPA Reg. #1-1/2 galX2 x 1 gal1 x 2.5 gal
16Regulatory Authority Product – Department of Agriculture ( WSDA ) Waste – Department of Ecology
17Pesticide Waste Stream Unusable productUnwanted productExcess tank mixSpill residueUnrinsed containersWashwaterRinsatesDDT
18Waste Minimization Buy only what is needed Proper storage Check inventory and rotate stockPlan ahead - mix amount neededUse care mixing and loadingRinse containers at time of mixing
19Waste Minimization Good calibration = no left over mix Rinse & and wash equipment in fieldUse rinse and washwater as productSequence applications for less rinsingUse mix / load pad at permanent site
20Assess Your Operation Good Stewardship Eliminates Waste WASTE Think WasteIdentify weak pointsFix themWaste is expensiveGood Stewardship Eliminates Waste
21Storage Suggestions Store liquids on bottom shelf Never store solid material below liquidsSeparate insecticides, herbicides, etcInspect periodically for leaks and spillsCan the material withstand freezing?
22Storage Suggestions Prohibit pesticide entry into sewers Eliminate floor drainBerm around pesticidesIs there adequate ventilation?Is there adequate lighting?Store personal protective equipment in a separate room
23Storage - Do You Still Use It? No, but the product is still legalReturn to supplierDistribute to another user ( if legal )Contact field representativeContact professional associationFARM CHEMICALS
24Storage - Do You Still Use It? No and no use can be foundExplore disposal optionsMaintain container integrityMaintain product identityLabelProduct nameActive ingredientsDo Not Store Indefinitely
25Storage - Mixing / Loading Sites Size of operationPermanent - vs - TemporaryWhat products are usedProximity to a wellheadWhere does surface water go?Can a spill be contained?What if it rains?
26Storage - Mixing / Loading Sites Water source protectionDo Not Leave Equip. UnattendedKeep fill hose out of mixUse an accepted backflow prevention deviceMay need to check with local water purveyor
27Container Rinsing During mixing operation Immediately upon emptying Pour rinsate into spray tankEliminates hazardous waste
28Using PPE with Concentrates Time of greatest potential hazardGogglesImpermeable gloves & bootsSplash apron / Tyvek® coverallsRespirator ( depends on pesticide )
29Waste Prevention Do You Have Money to Burn? Pesticide waste stream Good management eliminates wasteReview your inventoryPrice of disposalDo You Have Money to Burn?
30Contacts Waste Pesticide Collection Program 1.877.301.4555 press - 5 Container RecyclingClarke Brown or Steve GeorgeNorthwest Ag Plastics, Inc.