Free Pesticide Collection Day 2018

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Drawing of McDowell County mapDo you have pesticides at your home or farm that you no longer need or use?

If your answer is ‘yes’, then you’ll be interested in the McDowell County Pesticide Collection Day on Thursday, October 11, 2018.

The N.C. Cooperative Extension of McDowell County, in cooperation with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program, a NON-Regulatory and Cost-Free program, will be offering this Pesticide Collection Day for residents in McDowell County.

Matt Burneisen with the N.C. Cooperative Extension in McDowell County will be the local contact for the event. The Collection will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the McDowell County trash/recycling convenience site on Hwy 226.

Nearly all pesticide products will be accepted at this amnesty collection event, including banned and out-dated pesticides. For pesticides with unreadable or missing labels, please contact the N.C. Cooperative Extension of McDowell County office for instructions. Please save any portion of the label to help identify the material so you can be assisted with disposal. Unknown materials cannot be accepted.

For pressurized pesticide gas cylinders or containers greater than 5 gal in size, please contact the office BEFORE the Collection Day for special instructions and information. For tips on transporting the pesticides safely to the Collection event, contact the office.

Each year the Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program visits between 40-50 counties to collect unwanted and unused pesticides through this NON-regulatory amnesty Program. This means that a Collection Day of this kind only happens about once every other year in each county!

Don’t miss this pesticide collection opportunity in McDowell County co-sponsored by NCDA&CS and the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service. For more information contact Matt Burneisen at (828) 652-8104.