Free Pesticide Collection Day

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Do 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 Anson County Pesticide Collection Day on Thursday, October 4, 2018.

The Anson County Extension Office, 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 Anson County and all of the surrounding North Carolina counties.

County Agricultural Extension Agent, Aimee Colf, will be the local contact for the event. The collection will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Anson Co. Farmer’s Market, 1736 US-52, Wadesboro, NC 28170.

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 Anson 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 Extension Office BEFORE the Collection Day for special instructions and information. For tips on transporting the pesticides safely to the Collection event, contact the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Anson County 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 Anson County co-sponsored by NCDA&CS and the NCCES. For more information contact Aimee Colf, County Agricultural Extension Agent, at (704) 694-2415.

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