Environmental Protection Resources

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  • Pesticide Container Recycling Program
    Find the town nearest you to recycle your plastic pesticide containers. This program is designed to recycle the plastic from rinsed (triple or pressure) pesticide (or crop oil, adjuvant, surfactant) containers (1.0 or 2.5 gallons) or crop protection chemical drums (15, 30, or 55 gallons).
  • DriftWatch – Nebraska
    Applicators can use this web site to determine if sensitive crops or habitats are near a planned pesticide application site so that they can adjust their procedures (timing or application method) accordingly. Listings on the locator are voluntary.
    See: More information from NDA for applicators

  • NPDES – National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
    This new general permit for pesticides, recently finalized by NDEQ, became effective November 1, 2011. Read the press release, fact sheets, and question & answers for information.
  • Burning Empty Pesticide Containers
    If you are unable to recycle or landfill your containers, some labels allow burning them. Learn about what you need to do to execute a legal container burn. 
  • EPA Office of Pesticide Programs
    Links to EPA Web pages on pesticide information. 
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal
    Pesticide disposal, household hazardous waste disposal, business waste disposal, and recycling programs for cities in Nebraska. 
  • Recycle DuPont™ Tyvek® Materials
    Don't throw away your Tyvek suits in the dumpster following weed spraying—recycle them. Order a Recycling Kit here that will hold over 250 square feet of Tyvek® materials—the price includes the recycling kit, return shipping, and recycling.
  • Environmental Protection Publications
    These NebGuides offer information on pesticide safety to include sensitive environments, endangered species protection, stormwater management, rinsing containers, spray drift, and cleaning application equipment.
  • Herbicide Stewardship and Drift Prevention
    In preparing for the application season, please take time to plan your use of herbicides to assure on-target deposition. Find information about accurate applications here.
  • Water Protection
    All pesticide and fertilizer users should be mindful of protecting surface and ground water from contamination.