Prohibited Pesticides
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Prohibited Pesticides
Because of their persistence in the environment and bioaccumulative toxic effects, any product or substance in the following list or containing as an active ingredient a product or substance in the following list is a prohibited pesticide:

   • Aldrin;
   • Chlordane;
   • DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane);
   • DDD (dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene);
   • Dieldrin;
   • Hexachlorobenzene;
   • All mercury-based pesticides;
   • Mirex;
   • Toxaphene;
   • Heptachlor;
   • 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4,5-T);
   • 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxypropionic acid (2,4,5-TP (Silvex)).

No person shall use a prohibited pesticide for any purpose.

A person in possession of a prohibited pesticide shall by proper storage, care, handling, and transport prevent the release of the prohibited pesticide into the environment, and shall prevent exposure of human beings or other susceptible species to the prohibited pesticide, and shall dispose of the prohibited pesticide in accordance with all provisions of state and federal law and in accordance with label directions.

For information regarding disposal of hazardous waste, review the following Texas Commission on Environmental Quality webpages and resources:

Household Hazardous Waste: A Guide for Texans
Contacts for Texas Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Programs --- Listed by County
Agricultural Waste Pesticides
Commercial Management Facilities for Hazardous and Industrial Solid Wastes