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Pesticides (domestic)

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Pesticides (domestic)

Solid, liquid, and aerosol domestic pesticides (substances intended to repel, kill, or control any species designated a "pest" including weeds, insects, rodents, fungi, bacteria, or other organisms), banned for use in some municipalities within the CRD are collected free of charge at designated recycling areas across BC as part of the legislated Product Stewardship program coordinated by Product Care Recycling. An eco fee is included in the cost each time pesticides, considered poisonous Household Hazardous Waste are purchased to cover the cost of safe disposal or recycling. A full list of what is accepted and free drop off locations is available on their website.

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How do I go green?

There are many non-poisonous pesticides, but first start with pest prevention. Cover up any holes, keep a clean house, and seal food. Outside your home, clear piles of brush and debris that could harbour a rat midden or family of roaches; keep lawns and garden beds well-maintained thereby disrupting nesting colonies of potential pests; don't allow plants to contact your home, thus removing a potential bridge for creepy crawlies to enter; seek out plantings that are pest resistant—marigolds, basil, lavender, and nasturtiums all fare well in our sunny coastal region. Finally if you are using an insect killer pick a natural or organic option such as a drop of dish soap, cayenne pepper and olive oil mixed with water for aphids.

At this point in time we have no options for reusing pesticides.

Pesticides are part of Household Hazardous Waste collection at the Hartland Depot in residential quantities and at alternate locations listed. Not all facilities listed below are part of the provincial program and may charge a fee for drop off. Contact facilities directly regarding restrictions and charges.

Facilities

  • A&P Disposal & Recycling

    6220 Marilyn
    Sooke
    250.642.4456

  • Alpine Disposal & Recycling

    1045 Dunford Avenue
    Victoria
    250.474.5145

  • Ellice Recycle

    524 David Street
    Victoria
    250.386.4342

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue
    Victoria
    250.360.3030

  • JOMA Environmental Ltd.



    250.884.4822

  • Salt Spring Island Recycling Depot

    349 Rainbow Road
    Salt Spring Island
    250.537.1200

  • The Environmental Story

    If sent to the garbage area at a landfill, pesticides can cause devastating contamination by seeping into our groundwater and soils. Pesticides accepted in the Product Care program should bear the Poison symbol, the Pest Control Product Number and the word 'domestic' on the label.  Always keep pesticides in original containers (maximum container size 10 litres; maximum aerosol container size 680g / 24oz) for easy identification later and to safely transport these items for disposal or recycling.

    Did You Know?

    Pesticides cannot be effectively recycled and will be incinerated at government licensed facilities so only buy what you need to limit this practice.