Free Pesticide Collection Day In Clay County
Do you have pesticides at your home or farm that you no longer need or use?
If your answer is ‘yes’, then you will be interested in the Clay County Pesticide Collection Day on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. N.C. Cooperative Extension, Clay County Center, in cooperation with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program, a NON-Regulatory and Cost-Free program, will be offering this Pesticide Collection Day for residents in Clay County and all of the surrounding North Carolina counties. Agricultural Extension Agent, Mr. Craig Wininger, will be the local contact for the event. The Collection will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Services Building, 25 Riverside Circle, Hayesville, NC.
Nearly all pesticide products will be accepted at this amnesty collection event, including banned and out-dated pesticides. For pesticides with unreadable or missing labels, please contact the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Clay County office for instructions. Please save any portion of the label to help identify the material so you can be assisted with the disposal. Unknown materials cannot be accepted. For pressurized pesticide gas cylinders or containers greater than 5 gals in size, please contact the office BEFORE the Collection Day for special instructions and information. For tips on transporting the pesticides safely to the Collection event, contact the office.
Each year the Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program visits between 40-50 counties to collect unwanted and unused pesticides through this NON-regulatory amnesty Program. This means that a Collection Day of this kind only happens about once every other year in each county!
Don’t miss this pesticide collection opportunity in Clay County co-sponsored by NCDA&CS and N.C. Cooperative Extension, Clay County Center. For more information contact Mr. Craig Wininger, Agricultural Extension Agent.