Pesticide Disposal Day

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N.C. Cooperative Extension, Macon County, will hold a pesticide    disposal/collection day in cooperation with the N.C. Department of Agriculture. All homeowners, gardeners, farmers or others can dispose of their unwanted pesticides free of charge. All pesticides such as insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, or rodenticides that are in their original containers and clearly labeled will    be accepted. Please notify the Extension Service in advance of any     containers larger than five gallons. Other types of household hazardous waste, such as paints, will not be accepted.

The collection site will be the Macon County Environmental Resource Center, 1448 Lakeside Dr., Franklin, NC 28734 located between the landfill and the Sheriff’s Department on Lakeside Drive. Collection day is Tuesday, June 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pesticides will be collected on this day only. Pesticide collection days are held only once every two years. Please take advantage of this free and environmentally responsible disposal opportunity. Call the Macon County Cooperative Extension Center for more information at 349-2046.