2014 B.C. Obsolete Pesticide Collection Program

CleanFarms has organized an unwanted pesticide collection for the Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island regions of B.C. for the fall of 2014. The program provides B.C. agriculture producers and commercial pesticide applicators the opportunity to safely dispose of their unwanted, obsolete pesticides, free of charge. Commercial and restricted pesticides from farms, greenhouses, golf courses, the turf industry, landscape companies, structural pest control companies and vegetative management industries will be accepted.

The pesticides must be brought to a designated collection site in a secure container with the product label attached. If there is no label, identify the container as 'unknown pesticide' and ensure that containers are not leaking.

Certain products are not accepted as part of this program. Adjuvants, spray rinsate, treated seed, paint, solvents, domestic pesticides, full containers of adjuvants* or other domestic hazardous wastes will not be accepted. Contact your local municipality for disposal options for these products.

*Manufacturers may accept unopened containers of adjuvants free of charge. Applicators should contact their local dealer for details on these returns.

CleanFARMS is a non-profit industry stewardship organization committed to environmental responsibility through the proper management and disposal of agricultural waste.

For more information:

2014 Collection Times, Dates and Locations

Collection sites are open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Community Dates Location Telephone
Vancouver Island
Saanich October 15 Vantreight Farms
8277 Central Saanich Road
(250) 652-7777
Duncan October 16 Bings Creek Recycling Centre
3900 Drinkwater Road
(250) 746-2540
Cumberland October 17

Comox Valley Waste Management Centre
2400 Bevan Road

(250) 334-6000
Fraser Valley
October 20-21
Direct Solutions (Agrium)
7430 Hopcott Road
(604) 940-5431
October 22-23
Univar Canada Ltd.
3256 McCallum Road
(604) 859-4919

This project is supported by:

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, B.C. Ministry of Agriculture, B.C. Ministry of Environment, CropLife Canada, Pest Management Regulatory Agency of Health Canada and the BC Agriculture Council, through the Agriculture Environment and Wildlife Fund of the BC Investment Agriculture Foundation.

Previous Results (2013)

In 2013, a total of 26,073 kilograms of pesticides were collected and safely disposed of in B.C.

2015 Collection Locations

Collections are tentatively planned in 2015 for the Okanagan, Interior, and Peace regions. Please check CleanFARMS for updates.