Bertie County Pesticide Collection Day, May 23

Published 5:03 pm Tuesday, May 21, 2024

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WINDSOR – Do you have pesticides at your home or farm that you no longer need or use?

The Bertie County Extension Office, 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 Pesticide Collection Day on May 23 for residents in Bertie County and all of the surrounding North Carolina counties The event will be from 10 am until 2 pm at Powell and Stokes, 217 US 13, Windsor.

Bertie County Agricultural Extension Agent Billy Barrow will be the local contact for the event.

Nearly all pesticide products will be accepted at this amnesty collection event, including those banned and outdated. 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 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 NON-regulatory amnesty program.

For more information contact Barrow at (252) 724-1676.