Free Pesticide Removal Program 

Federal law prohibits the sale and use of certain pesticides. Some are laced with toxic chemicals like arsenic, mercury or lead and have been banned because of their hazards to human health, wildlife or the environment, but it doesn’t mean those pesticides aren’t in Maine.Since 1982, the state has removed 80-tons of debris as part of their Obsolete Pesticides Program. Registration for this year’s clean up is now through October, 1. If you have old, unused or banned pesticides on your property, you can contact the state to sign up and it’s free. “We urge people holding these chemicals to contact us immediately to register,” says Paul Schlein, Board of Pesticides Control Public Information Officer. “There will be four sites throughout the state where participants will be able to bring their obsolete pesticides.”For more information visit