Pesticide disposal day May 3

Published 1:35 pm Tuesday, April 18, 2023

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If 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 on Wednesday, May 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Yadkin County Landfill. 1149 Landfill Road, Yadkinville.

Davie residents, farmers, and anyone  who uses pesticides, are invited to participate in this disposal day.  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 surrounding  counties.

“There is no charge for this service and most pesticide products will be accepted, including banned and outdated pesticides,” said Phil Rucker, Davie agent.

For pesticides with unreadable or missing labels, contact the Cooperative Extension office at (336) 849-7908 for instructions.  Participants are asked to save any portion of the label to help identify the material.  Unknown materials cannot be accepted. Paints and other hazardous waste will not be accepted.

Call 336-753-6100 (Davie) for more information or directions.

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