PESTICIDE CLEAN SWEEP SET IN BALDWIN, CHILTON
A program to help area pesticide users safely dispose of pesticide waste is set for two Alabama counties.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Farmers, nursery operators and others who use pesticides in Chilton and Baldwin counties are being urged to participate in Pesticide Clean Sweep, an environmental effort of the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service, and Legacy: Partners in Environmental Education.
The program, set for Dec. 13 in Chilton County and Dec. 14 in Baldwin County, will accept, without charge, up to 1,000 pounds of unwanted pesticides for safe and environmentally sound disposal.
Products to be disposed include both known and unidentifiable pesticide waste, such as insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and other products such as defoliants and growth retardants.
Products not accepted include, but are not limited to, the following: explosives or ordnance materials, petroleum products (motor oil), paints, tires, medical waste, radioactive materials, dioxins or seeds.
Farmers, pesticide applicators, pesticide dealers, pest control operators, nursery operators and anyone else wishing to dispose of unwanted products or those with lost registrations, illegible labels or expired contents are encouraged to participate.
Officials say no questions will be asked regarding the use or possession of these products, but participants must fill out a registration form which asks for the active ingredient, container size and leakage/spillage information.
Those wishing to dispose of more than 1,000 pounds of pesticide waste must make special arrangements by contacting Faye Golden at the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries at (334) 240-6580. For questions or more information, contact Golden or your local county Extension office.
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