Water Quality District - Hazardous Waste
Bug Killers & Sprays
What Are They?
Bug killers and sprays are products designed to control bugs and other pests (see pesticides).
What Makes Them Hazardous?
Bug killers and sprays may contain chemicals that if used or disposed of improperly are harmful to human health and the environment. Some bug killers and sprays are banned or restricted because they have long-lasting hazardous effects on the environment. Because bug killers and sprays are hazardous, they should never be burned, buried, mixed together, poured on the ground, dumped in the water, or poured down the drain.
- Bug killer and sprays contain poisonous materials, and should not be placed in the trash, or dumped down the drain.
- Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event: Bug killers and sprays are accepted for disposal at Haz Waste Days, in September.
The Residential Disposal Guide is provided by the Missoula Valley Water Quality District as a public service and is not an endorsement of specific businesses, services or products. Any omissions or inaccuracies are unintentional. Please contact us with corrections or additions. Call businesses or agencies to confirm hours, locations and charges for services, if any. For information on disposal of items not listed, email or call the Water Quality District at 406-258-4890, M - F, 8 am to 5 pm.
Much of the information provided is from the Washington County, MN, Dept. of Public Health and Environment website.
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