Farmers often have chemicals on their farm
which, for various reasons, cannot be used for any agricultural purpose and are
a hazard to be kept on the farm. The disposal of these chemicals cannot be done
Common causes of
this situation include the following:
product has been withdrawn for health or environmental reasons
product (or label) has deteriorated as a result of improper or prolonged
product is not suitable for its original use and cannot be used for another
of chemicals by dumping or improper use of chemicals will contaminate the environment. Waterways
can become hazardous to human health and you may incur a fine.
The best way to avoid
having obsolete chemicals is to make sure you use up all the chemicals on a regular
basis and to purchase only what you need.
If you do have chemicals
that have deteriorated and are no longer useable you cannot dispose of them
Contact the Ministry of
the Environment, Water Resources and Drainage department for advice on how to
dispose of these chemicals and who can help with this.