Pesticides are used and disposed of in significant quantities in both agricultural and residential settings, and can pose risks to human health and the environment. Collecting and safely managing unused pesticides and related containers is expensive, which limits the availability of collection programs around the country. In 2001, the U.S. EPA implemented a labeling measure aimed to reduce the unsafe disposal of toxic pesticides in the home. Through a national initiative, mandated by law in California in 2010, The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance provides an industry-run program for the collection and recycling of agricultural pesticide containers. There remain numerous opportunities for pesticide manufacturers, retailers, and other industry stakeholders to join with government officials to reduce the impacts from pesticide manufacture, use, storage, and disposal.

What is PSI Doing on Pesticides?