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Pesticide disposal program announced

FRANKLIN

The 2020 Virginia Pesticide Collection Program is announced. This is for the disposal of unwanted and outdated pesticides currently stored by agricultural producers, licensed pesticide businesses, certified applicators, golf courses and homeowners.

Acceptable

Agricultural pesticides

Commercial pesticides

Homeowner pesticides

Weed and Feed

Pesticide dilutions

Not Acceptable

Medical waste

Radioactive waste

Ammunition

Tires

Biological waste

Contaminated waste

Paint

Oil

Fertilizer

Batteries

Collection times will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following dates and locations. Choose the location most convenient for you:

Tuesday, Aug 18

Indika Farms Buying Station at 12249 Shiloh Drive, Windsor

Wednesday, Aug. 19

Chesapeake Mosquito Control, 332 St. Brides Road E.

Monday, Aug. 31

SVCC Truck Driving School, 1112 Courtland Road, Emporia

Wednesday, Sept. 2

Southampton County Fairgrounds, 25376 New Market Road, Franklin

Contact the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for:

• Clarification on acceptable products for disposal

• Instructions on handling unknown pesticides of 50 pounds solid or 5 gallons liquid in one container

• Instructions on handling unknown containers that cannot be moved safely

Contact the state office of Pesticide Services at 804-371-6561 or www.vdacs.virginia/gov/pesticide-collection.shtml

You can also contact these Extension offices:

• In Isle of Wight, call 365-6261

• In Southampton, 653-2572

• In Chesapeake, 382-6348

• In Greensville, 434-348-4223

Sponsorship comes from the VDACS, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University.