Tom Hicks, Hazardous Materials Specialist
thicks@uidaho.edu
phone: 208-885-2883
fax: 208-885-5969
Environmental Health & Safety
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2030
Moscow, ID 83844-2030
Mark Borth, Hazardous Materials Technician II
borth@uidaho.edu
phone: 208-885-6279
fax: 208-885-5969
Environmental Health & Safety
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2030
Moscow, ID 83844-2030

PSS Units

EHS

Environmental Health and Safety
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2030
Moscow, ID 83844-2030
Phone: (208) 885-6524
Fax: (208) 885-5969
Email

PSS

Public Safety and Security
875 Perimeter Dr MS 3162 
Moscow, ID 83844-3162
Phone: (208) 885-2254
Fax: (208) 885-9490

Emergency Mgmt

Emergency Management
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2281
Moscow, ID 83844-2281
Phone: (208) 885-7179
Fax: (208) 885-7001
Email

Active in Emergencies
(208) 885-1010

Risk Management

Risk Management & Insurance
875 Perimeter Dr MS 3162
Moscow, ID 83844-3162 
Phone: (208) 885-7177
Fax: (208) 885-9490
Email

Active in Emergencies
(208) 885-1010

Security Services

Security Services
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2281
Moscow, ID 83844-2281
Phone: (208) 885-7054
Fax: (208) 885-7001
Email

Universal Waste - Pesticides

What we do

EPA defines “pesticide” as any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigating any pest, or intended for use as a plant regulator, defoliant, or desiccant.  This broad definition would include insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, rodenticides, and other types of pesticides.  Two categories of pesticides may be managed as Universal Wastes if intended for disposal: (1) recalled stocks of suspended or canceled pesticides, and (2) stocks of other unused pesticides that are collected and managed as part of a waste pesticide collection program.  In Idaho, the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) conducts an annual pesticide disposal program directed at the second category.  This service is free to all those who take advantage of it.

In April of each year, Environmental Health and Safety publishes an announcement of the upcoming ISDA pesticide collection.  Then, we collect the stocks of pesticides, package the containers, and transport them to ISDA location for proper recycling or disposal.

How you can help

Practice safe pesticide handling, storage, and disposal.  The ISDA Pesticide Disposal Program is intended for stocks of pesticides.  Pesticide mixtures, dilutions, and rinsates should be sprayed on the target pest.  Make sure stock pesticide containers are maintained in good condition.  When Environmental Health and Safety announces the stock pesticide collection event, submit a Chemical Waste Collection Request for each container, print the label when prompted by the online system, and attach it to the container.