Pesticide How To's
How to read a pesticide label
How to handle pesticides
How to contact the Poison Center
Washington Poison Center or (800) 222-1222
How to report pesticide use violations
You can file a complaint concerning pesticide misuse or a licensing violation in Washington. Be prepared to provide as much information as possible concerning the incident. Information on how WSDA will respond to your complaint is available in English or Spanish (español).
Washington State Department of Agriculture
Toll free statewide: 1 (877) 301-4555
Olympia: (360) 902-2040 (use this for emergencies)
Moses Lake: (509) 766-2575
Spokane: (509) 533-2690
Wenatchee: (509) 664-3171
Yakima: (509) 225-2640
How to get rid of old pesticides
The pesticides listed below have been canceled or restricted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency because of their effects on human health or the environment. If you have products containing these ingredients, don't use them.
- Lead arsenate
Unwanted lawn and garden chemicals can be harmful if not disposed of properly. Never place unused or partially used pesticides in the garbage or down the drain. Some older pesticide labels say that these products can be disposed of in the trash, this is no longer allowable, and newer labels no longer suggest it.
Take leftover pesticides to a hazardous waste disposal site.
- Most counties in Washington have household hazardous waste collection programs for unwanted pesticides.
- Click on your county in the map below for information from the health department, public works department or solid waste agency for hours and locations.