Pesticide Collection Day, March 13

Published 9:31 am Tuesday, March 5, 2024

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WINTON – 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 County Pesticide Collection Day on Wednesday, March 13.

The Hertford 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 Hertford County and any surrounding North Carolina counties.

The collection will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hertford County Landfill & Transfer Station, located at 227 Mt. Moriah Road near Winton.

Nearly all pesticide products will be accepted at this amnesty collection event, including banned and outdated pesticides.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 Hertford Cooperative Extension Center for instructions at 252-358-7822. 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 five gallons 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 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 Hertford County Cooperative Extension at 252-358-7822.