Free Pesticide Collection Day Thursday, May 2nd

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 Davie County Pesticide Collection Day on Thursday, May 2, 2013.

The NC Cooperative Extension Service, Davie County 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.

Cooperative Extension Agent, Phil Rucker will be the local contact for the event. The Collection will be from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Clement Grove Masonic Picnic Grounds, 201 Poplar St. in Mocksville. The site is located behind the Brock Performing Arts Center.

Nearly all pesticide products will be accepted at this collection event, including banned and out-dated 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!

Don’t miss this pesticide collection opportunity in Davie County co-sponsored by NCDA&CS and the NCCES. For more information contact Phil Rucker, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Agent at (336) 753-6100. Make plans to get rid of your unwanted pesticides on Thursday, May 2 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.