Free Pesticide Pick-Up Day
Do you have pesticides at your home, business, or farm that you no longer need or use?
If your answer is ‘yes,” then you’ll be interested to know that The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services – Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program, in cooperation with the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Macon County Center and Macon County Government, will be offering this Pesticide Collection Day for local residents and the surrounding area.
Joe Deal, NC State Extension Agriculture Agent in Livestock, Forages, and Pastures will be the local contact for the event. The Collection will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at the Environmental Resource Center on 1624 Lakeside Drive Franklin, NC.
Pesticides that will be accepted include the following: insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, fumigants, rodenticides, and growth regulators. For pesticides with unreadable or missing labels, please contact the 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.
Other hazardous materials, such as paint, antifreeze, solvents, etc. will not be accepted at this collection day. Don’t miss this great opportunity to get ride of your unwanted dusty old pesticides!
For additional information, contact the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Macon County Center at (828) 349-2046.