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1 Washington State Department of Agriculture Waste Pesticide Program

2 Purpose of Program  Reduce the amount of unusable pesticides in storage  Provide education and technical assistance  Reduce the amount of unusable pesticides in storage  Provide education and technical assistance

3 History of Program  As of August 2002  4,275 customers  138 events  1,311,956 pounds collected  307 pounds per customer  As of August 2002  4,275 customers  138 events  1,311,956 pounds collected  307 pounds per customer

4  Proper disposal is expensive  Averages per customer  307 pounds per customer  Approximately $ 2.00 per pound  What WSDA pays  Approx. $ 600 per customer  Proper disposal is expensive  Averages per customer  307 pounds per customer  Approximately $ 2.00 per pound  What WSDA pays  Approx. $ 600 per customer Program Cost

5 What is a Waste Pesticide?  Pesticide that cannot be used due to  Canceled or suspended  Product deterioration  Label deterioration  Ingredients not identifiable  Not in original container  A pesticide you do not want to use  Pesticide that cannot be used due to  Canceled or suspended  Product deterioration  Label deterioration  Ingredients not identifiable  Not in original container  A pesticide you do not want to use

6 Top Ten Waste Pesticides 1. Dinoseb 2. DDT 3. 2,4-D 4. Endrin 5. Malathion 1. Dinoseb 2. DDT 3. 2,4-D 4. Endrin 5. Malathion 6. Parathion 6. Parathion 7. Sulfur 7. Sulfur 8. 2,4,5-T 8. 2,4,5-T 9. Captan 9. Captan 10. Zineb

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9 Navigating the Program  Customer  Signs up  Submits inventory  Transports product to site  WSDA becomes owner of pesticide  Hazardous waste contractor packages, transports and disposes of pesticide  Customer  Signs up  Submits inventory  Transports product to site  WSDA becomes owner of pesticide  Hazardous waste contractor packages, transports and disposes of pesticide

10 Program Anchors  WSDA is the hazardous waste generator  No charge to customers  Paper work is relatively simple  WSDA is the hazardous waste generator  No charge to customers  Paper work is relatively simple

11 I: Pints / Quarts / 1 lb bags

12 Approx.Amount ( lb or gal ) Form Liq. Dry Container type, size & how many USDA # ( or ) EPA Reg. # 4581 - 335 1-1/2 gal X X 2 x 1 gal 1 x 2.5 gal 4581 - 335 Name of Product Manufacturer Active Ingredient ( s ) CC Elf Ato Chem Knox Out 2 FM Diazinon O,O,-diethyl O-[6-methyl-2- (1-methylethyl)-4- pyrimidinyl] phosphorothioate Knox Out 2 FM Elf Ato Chem

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14 SIGNATURE OF OWNER ( OR ) OWNER’S REPRESENTATIVE DATE DEPARTMENT REPRESENTATIVE ( SIGNATURE )TITLE

15 Product Stewardship Waste Minimization PESTICIDE STORAGE HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE

16 Regulatory Authority  Product – Department of Agriculture ( WSDA )  Waste – Department of Ecology  Product – Department of Agriculture ( WSDA )  Waste – Department of Ecology

17 Pesticide Waste Stream  Unusable product  Unwanted product  Excess tank mix  Unusable product  Unwanted product  Excess tank mix  Spill residue  Unrinsed containers  Washwater  Rinsates DDT

18 Waste Minimization  Buy only what is needed  Proper storage  Check inventory and rotate stock  Plan ahead - mix amount needed  Use care mixing and loading  Rinse containers at time of mixing  Buy only what is needed  Proper storage  Check inventory and rotate stock  Plan ahead - mix amount needed  Use care mixing and loading  Rinse containers at time of mixing

19 Waste Minimization  Good calibration = no left over mix  Rinse & and wash equipment in field  Use rinse and washwater as product  Sequence applications for less rinsing  Use mix / load pad at permanent site  Good calibration = no left over mix  Rinse & and wash equipment in field  Use rinse and washwater as product  Sequence applications for less rinsing  Use mix / load pad at permanent site

20 WASTEWASTE Assess Your Operation  Think Waste  Identify weak points  Fix them  Waste is expensive  Think Waste  Identify weak points  Fix them  Waste is expensive Good Stewardship Eliminates Waste

21 Storage Suggestions  Store liquids on bottom shelf  Never store solid material below liquids  Separate insecticides, herbicides, etc  Inspect periodically for leaks and spills  Can the material withstand freezing?  Store liquids on bottom shelf  Never store solid material below liquids  Separate insecticides, herbicides, etc  Inspect periodically for leaks and spills  Can the material withstand freezing?

22 Storage Suggestions  Prohibit pesticide entry into sewers  Eliminate floor drain  Berm around pesticides  Is there adequate ventilation?  Is there adequate lighting?  Store personal protective equipment in a separate room  Prohibit pesticide entry into sewers  Eliminate floor drain  Berm around pesticides  Is there adequate ventilation?  Is there adequate lighting?  Store personal protective equipment in a separate room

23 Storage - Do You Still Use It?  No, but the product is still legal  Return to supplier  Distribute to another user ( if legal )  Contact field representative  Contact professional association  No, but the product is still legal  Return to supplier  Distribute to another user ( if legal )  Contact field representative  Contact professional association FARM CHEMICALS

24 Storage - Do You Still Use It?  No and no use can be found  Explore disposal options  Maintain container integrity  Maintain product identity  Label  Product name  Active ingredients  No and no use can be found  Explore disposal options  Maintain container integrity  Maintain product identity  Label  Product name  Active ingredients Do Not Store Indefinitely

25 Storage - Mixing / Loading Sites  Size of operation  Permanent - vs - Temporary  What products are used  Proximity to a wellhead  Where does surface water go?  Can a spill be contained?  What if it rains?  Size of operation  Permanent - vs - Temporary  What products are used  Proximity to a wellhead  Where does surface water go?  Can a spill be contained?  What if it rains?

26 Storage - Mixing / Loading Sites  Water source protection  Do Not Leave Equip. Unattended  Keep fill hose out of mix  Use an accepted backflow prevention device  May need to check with local water purveyor  Water source protection  Do Not Leave Equip. Unattended  Keep fill hose out of mix  Use an accepted backflow prevention device  May need to check with local water purveyor

27 Container Rinsing  During mixing operation  Immediately upon emptying  Pour rinsate into spray tank  Eliminates hazardous waste  During mixing operation  Immediately upon emptying  Pour rinsate into spray tank  Eliminates hazardous waste

28 Using PPE with Concentrates  Time of greatest potential hazard  Goggles  Impermeable gloves & boots  Splash apron / Tyvek ® coveralls  Respirator ( depends on pesticide )  Time of greatest potential hazard  Goggles  Impermeable gloves & boots  Splash apron / Tyvek ® coveralls  Respirator ( depends on pesticide )

29 Waste Prevention  Pesticide waste stream  Good management eliminates waste  Review your inventory  Price of disposal  Pesticide waste stream  Good management eliminates waste  Review your inventory  Price of disposal Do You Have Money to Burn?

30 ContactsContacts  Waste Pesticide Collection Program  1.877.301.4555 press - 5  wastepesticide@agr.wa.gov  Container Recycling  Clarke Brown or Steve George  Northwest Ag Plastics, Inc. 509.965.6809 509.965.6809  Waste Pesticide Collection Program  1.877.301.4555 press - 5  wastepesticide@agr.wa.gov  Container Recycling  Clarke Brown or Steve George  Northwest Ag Plastics, Inc. 509.965.6809 509.965.6809


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