The Minnesota Department of Agriculture provides this location for its partners that assist in the collection of waste pesticides. Regional and county household hazardous waste (HHW) facilities and their staff, as well as county environmental officials can find documents and forms as well as other information important to the waste pesticide collection cooperative effort.
ALERT: DO NOT ACCEPT PESTICIDE RINSATE
November 30, 2016
Disposing of rinsate at your Hazardous Waste Collection (HHW) facility, while under the Cooperative Agreement with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), has not been allowed since the beginning of the program.
Recently a cooperator accepted approximately 2 tons of pesticide rinsate at a cost to the MDA program of over $4,000. The rinsate arrived at the HHW facility in twelve (12) - 30 gallon and 55 gallon drums from one business. Please be aware that when a person or business wants to dispose of large volumes of liquid waste, that the liquid is likely a pesticide rinsate.
Your HHW facility should not be accepting pesticide rinsate waste on behalf of the MDA's Waste Pesticide Collection Program. Please consult with Stan Kaminski if you have questions.
The following are types of wastes that are NOT accepted for disposal on behalf of the MDA's Waste Pesticide Collection Program.
Pesticide rinsate is a dilute water mixture created when a pesticide user cleans their pesticide application or storage equipment, rinses containers, or cleans up a pesticide spill. Rinsate is to be managed by using it per pesticide label directions.
The MDA's Pesticide Rinsate Management fact sheet is provided in the links to the right and is provided to businesses during MDA inspections.
Disposing of pesticide rinsate using the MDA's Waste Pesticide Collection program is not allowed because proper management of the liquid, in an environmentally safe way, and at minimal cost, will eliminate the waste.
Waste Pesticide Program Consultant
Stan.Kaminski@state.mn.us ~ 651-201-6562