This October, Mainers may dispose of unusable, banned, and waste pesticides thanks to a project sponsored by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s (DACF) Board of Pesticides Control (BPC) and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

This free annual program is open to homeowners and family-owned farms and greenhouses. Collections will occur at four sites: Presque Isle, Jonesboro, Augusta, and Portland. Pre-registration is required by Monday, October 7, 2019 and unregistered drop-offs are not permitted.

To register visit the BPC website or call 207-287-2731.

Examples of banned chemicals

  • calcium arsenate
  • lead arsenate
  • sodium arsenite
  • DDT
  • dieldrin
  • chlordane
  • dinoseb
  • 2,4,5-T
  • silvex
  • toxaphene