Pesticide collection day Oct. 28

Published 8:51 am Thursday, October 15, 2020

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Do you have old pesticides that are taking up space in your barn, garage or storage shed?

Make plans  to bring them to the free pesticide disposal day in Yadkin County on Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  NC Cooperative Extension in conjunction with the NC Department of Agriculture will accept any pesticide (insecticide, fungicide, herbicide, etc.) in original containers and clearly labeled.

This program is available for Yadkin, Davie and surrounding counties.

Most pesticide products will be accepted, including banned and outdated pesticides. For containers over five gallons in size or pressurized, pesticide gas cylinders, or for pesticides with unreadable or missing labels, contact the Yadkin County Cooperative Extension office at (336) 849-7908 for instructions. Participants are asked to save any portion of the label to help identify the material to be disposed of. Unknown materials, paints, and other hazardous waste will not be accepted.

This collection is non-regulatory and free of charge and will be held at the Yadkin County Landfill (1149 Landfill Rd, Yadkinville). Contact the NC Cooperative Extension Center (Phil Rucker in Davie 753-6100) for more information or directions. Masks and face coverings are recommended.

“This is a great opportunity to dispose of any unwanted pesticides properly,” Rucker said.