Free pesticide collection day

Staff Report

Davie County will host a free Pesticide Collection Day on May 3. The collection will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Masonic Picnic Grounds, at 201 Poplar St., in Mocksville. The opportunity is available for Yadkin County and surrounding counties as well.

The Davie County Extension Center, in cooperation with the NC 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 Davie County and all of the surrounding North Carolina counties.

Nearly all pesticide products will be accepted at this amnesty collection event, including banned and outdated pesticides. For pesticides with unreadable or missing labels, please contact the Cooperative Extension 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 Extension 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.

For more information contact the Davie County Extension Center at 336-753-6100.

Staff Report

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