2019 Pesticide Disposal Scheme | Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
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WaterSource PestSmart 2019 Pesticide Disposal Scheme

2019 Pesticide Disposal Scheme

As part of our PestSmart project, we are offering a free and confidential disposal scheme for farmers, growers, gamekeepers, foresters and land managers to safely dispose of any unwanted, out of date or unlicensed pesticides and herbicides which are difficult or expensive to dispose of.

By providing this disposal scheme across Wales and in Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water’s Drinking water catchment areas in England, we are working with land managers to safeguard raw water quality before it reaches our water treatment works.

You must register for this scheme no later than 5pm on Friday 18th October.

How does the scheme work?


  • You must register with us by 5pm on Friday 18th October.
  • You can register online by completing this form.
  • To register with a member of the PestSmart team, call 01443 452716.


  • We may have to call or email you back to confirm if you’re eligible by asking you some simple questions.

Transferring your details

  • Once we’ve confirmed you’re eligible, we will pass your details to our third party contractor to ensure your confidentiality.


  • Our contractor, Chem Clear Ltd, will ask you what you want to dispose of, how much you have and will arrange a collection date. They will let you know if they need any further information from you and will answer any questions you may have. 

Chem Clear Ltd is a hazardous waste contractor

Further Terms and Conditions are available here

Please note:

Chemicals MUST stay in their original containers so we know what they are. Don’t worry if this means you have lots of containers with only small amounts. Our contractor will advise you how best to store your chemicals until they are collected.

There is a maximum limit of 30 litres or 30 kilograms per collection. Our contractor will take more but you will be charged £3.20 per litre/kilogram. Additional substances will need to be agreed with the contractor prior to collection.

Who is eligible?

water droplet Farmers & Growers
water droplet Gamekeepers
water droplet Foresters
water droplet Land managers

The disposal scheme is not available to:

  • Commercial firms engaged in pest control
  • Commercial firms engaged in ground maintenance
  • Local authorities
  • Commercial firms engaged in waste disposal

The disposal scheme is available throughout Wales and our drinking water catchments in England - check these maps to see if you’re eligible.

What will be accepted?

We will accept:
tick  Herbicide / Weed Killer
tick  Sheep Dip
tick  Insecticide Sprays
tick  Slug Pellets
tick  Rodenticides
tick  Fungicide Sprays

We will not accept:
cross  Oil
cross  Veterinary Medications
cross  Waste Oil
cross  Farm Yard Effluent
cross  Household Pesticides and Waste

When will collection take place?

Postcode area:

Estimated collection month:

Will I be in trouble for disposing of out of date or unlicensed products?


This is a completely confidential scheme – only the contractor will know what has been collected from your farm or land. They will not share this information with anyone.

More information on this is available in our T&Cs