Pesticide Collection Day is April 27
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in cooperation with the Haywood County Cooperative Extension, will be offering a Pesticide Collection Day for residents in Haywood County and surrounding counties.
The local site manager will be Dr. Bill Skelton, County Extension director for Haywood County. Collection will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the Haywood County Extension Center, 589 Raccoon Road, Waynesville.
Nearly all pesticide products will be accepted at this amnesty collection event, including banned and out-dated pesticides.
For pesticides with unreadable or missing labels, contact the Extension Office for instructions. Save any portion of the label to help identify the material. Unknown materials cannot be accepted.
For pressurized pesticide gas cylinders/containers, liquid pesticide containers and unlabeled pesticides larger than 5 gallons, contact the Extension Office for information before bringing to the collection event.
Each year the Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program visits between 40-50 counties to collect unwanted and unused pesticides through this non-regulatory amnesty program. A collection day of this kind only happens about once every other year in each county.
For more information, call Dr. Skelton at 456-3575.