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 Wake County Pesticide Collection Day on Tuesday, November 27.

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Wake CountyCenter, 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 Wake County and all of the surrounding North Carolina counties.

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Wake County Agent, Emily Mueller, will be the local contact for the event. The Collection will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the parking lot of the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Wake County Center at 4001 Carya Drive in Raleigh, NC 27610.

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, Wake County Center 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 N.C. Cooperative Extension, Wake County Center 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, Wake County Center at (919) 410-3949.

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 Wake County co-sponsored by NCDA&CS and North Carolina Cooperative Extension. For more information contact Emily Mueller, Wake County Extension Agent at (919) 410-3949.