Storage and Disposal
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- Clean Sweep Report
- Containers and Containment
- Pesticide Disposal in Developing Countries
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- Labeling revisions required by "Pesticide Containers and Containment" final rule. (16 pp pp, 163 KB, About PDF)
- Frequently Asked Questions on the Container and Containment Labeling Requirements
The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) governs the sale, distribution and use of pesticides in the U.S. Pesticides are regulated under FIFRA until they are disposed, after which they are regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) which ensures responsible management of hazardous and nonhazardous waste. Some, but not all, pesticides are regulated as hazardous waste when disposed. The Department of Transportation (DOT) regulates the transport of hazardous materials. Some, but not all, pesticides are regulated as DOT hazardous materials while in commerce.
- Storage - Tips on storing pesticides
- Disposal - Guidance for disposing of pesticides safely
- Household Hazardous Waste - How to handle leftover household hazardous waste products
- Clean Sweep Report - Since many state household hazardous waste programs prohibit farmers from participating, most states have developed programs specifically for farmers, often referred to as "Clean Sweep" programs. This report is an effort to compile state data into a single document.
- Universal Waste (UW) Regulations - Easing requirements for certain hazardous wastes, including pesticides, for those who generate, handle, collect, transport, recycle or dispose of them. The UW regulations facilitate state Clean Sweep programs.
- Reducing the Risk of Groundwater Contamination by Improving Pesticide Storage and Handling - Provides a general overview of pesticide handling and storage, a risk assessment section, and recommendations for correcting problems related to pesticide storage. Instructions on how to get to the spanish (en español) version.
- Other Pesticide Storage Resources - This list of state, industry and association resources was compiled by EPA to provide farmers and state and local regulators with as much information as possible, most of which is available on line. Inclusion on the list does not imply EPA endorsement of either the Web sites or the guidance material.
- Container and Containment Rule - This final rule establishes requirements for pesticide containers, containment structures and pesticide labels
The following Pesticide Registration (PR) Notices provide storage and disposal labeling guidance:
- PR Notice 2001-6 (PDF) - Disposal Instructions on Non-Antimicrobial Residential/Household Use Pesticide Product Labels (9 pp, 85 KB, About PDF) Note: Supersedes parts of PR Notice 83-3 and 84-1.
- PR Notice 98-10 (PDF) - Notifications, Non-Notifications and Minor Formulation Amendments (22 pp, 94 KB, About PDF)
- PR Notice 94-2 - Recycling Empty Aerosol Pesticide Containers
- PR Notice 84-1 - Clarification of Label Improvement Program for Farmworker Safety and Pesticide Storage and Disposal Instructions
- PR Notice 83-3 - Label Improvement Program - Storage and Disposal Statements