Get Rid of Pesticides for Free

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The S.C. Department of Agriculture is offering several opportunities this month for residents to dispose of outdated, unusable or unwanted pesticides.

The Waste Pesticide Disposal Program is open to all private, commercial and non-commercial pesticide applicators in the state, in addition to homeowners. SCDA said staff will be on site to monitor the collection and disposal – they will have the right to deny any waste.

Here are the perimeters:

  • Dispose of chemical and pesticides (up to 2500 pounds of solid and 300 gallons of liquid) at no charge
  • Acceptable pesticide products: herbicides, insecticides, nematicides, fungicides and similar products used in agricultural production or around the home
  • Rinsate will NOT be accepted
  • Fertilizer will not be accepted unless it is combined or co-packed with a pesticide such as weed and feed
  • No compressed gas cylinders (metal cylinder with a valve) or empty pesticide containers permitted
  • Collection events may be postponed because of inclement weather – look for info on SCDA’s website

Collection Dates and Locations:

  • September 12 – Middling Cotton
  • 3401 Bridge Street | St. Matthews
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


  • September 13 – Green Acres Turf Farm
  • 14058 Savannah Highway | Furman
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


  • September 14 – Clemson Pee Dee Research and Education Center
  • 2200 Pocket Road | Darlington
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, contact SCDA’s John Stokes at 803-737-9696 or or Ken Webb with ECOFLO, Inc., the company handling the disposal, at 336-617-2733 or

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