Dates, collection sites announced for 2020 Pesticide Disposal Program

vdacsFarmers, pesticide dealers, pest control firms, certified applicators, homeowners and golf course operators are invited to participate in the 2020 Virginia Pesticide Collection Program.

The program collects unwanted, outdated or banned pesticides and disposes of them in a safe manner. Since its inception, the Virginia Pesticide Collection Program has collected and destroyed more than 1.5 million pounds of outdated and unwanted pesticides, protecting public health and eliminating the environmental threat they could have posed.

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, through its Office of Pesticide Services (OPS), provides this service at no cost to participants in the designated localities.

The program is funded through pesticide product registration fees collected by OPS.

The following is a list of the 2020 collection sites and schedule. All locations are open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Aug. 17 Prince George Co. Extension                       Aug. 18  Indika Farms Buying Station

6380 Scott Memorial Park                                        12249 Shiloh Drive

Prince George VA 23875                                           Windsor, VA 23487

 

Aug. 19 Chesapeake Mosquito Control                   Aug. 31 SVCC Truck Driving School

332 St Brides Road E                                                1112 Courtland Road

Chesapeake, VA 23322                                             Emporia, VA 23847

 

Sept. 1 Springfield Road Landfill                              Sept. 2 Southampton Co. Fairgrounds

10600 Fords County Lane                                         25376 New Market Road

Glen Allen, VA 23059                                                Franklin, VA 23837

 

Sept. 15 Nutrien Ag Solutions                                 Sept. 16 Nutrien Ag Solutions

5253 Newman Lane                                                 18432 Wachapreague Road

Eastville, VA 23347                                                   Melfa, VA 23410

In administering the Pesticide Collection Program, VDACS divides Virginia into five regions. Each year, the department conducts a collection in a different region. Once all five regions have been served, the program starts another cycle. Click here to view a map of future collection localities.

Participants must transport their unwanted pesticides to central collection sites located within the service area. If participants cannot safely containerize the unwanted pesticides for transport, VDACS may arrange assistance on a case-by-case basis. Only pesticides will be accepted. Pesticide contaminated material (for example, pesticide contaminated fertilizer) will not be accepted as part of the collection program. In addition, the program does NOT accept motor oil, paint, fuel, fertilizer or other chemicals.

Participants need to complete a pesticide collection registration form ahead of time and return the completed form to jeffrey.rogers@vdacs.virginia.gov or mail to Office of Pesticide Services, VDACS, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond Virginia 23218. The form is available at vdacs.virginia.gov/pesticide-collection.shtml or by contacting the program at 804.786.3798.

Participants should direct questions to their local Virginia Cooperative Extension agent (ext.vt.edu/office.html ) or to Jeffrey Rogers at the number or email above.


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