The University of Missouri Graves-Chapple Research Center in conjunction with the MU Atchison County Extension Center and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources is hosting a free pesticide and empty container collection event on Saturday April 9, from 8am to 1pm at the Graves-Chapple Research Center located at 29955 Outer Road, Fairfax, MO. This is for Missouri farmer and household pesticides only.
All pesticides will be accepted including herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides and de-wormers. In addition, empty triple-rinsed plastic pesticide containers up to 30 gallons in size will be accepted. Other items such as paint, electronics, fluorescent bulbs and explosives will NOT be accepted. Pesticides and containers from businesses cannot be accepted.
From 2012 to 2015, the Missouri Pesticide Collection Program conducted 26 events, collecting more than 193,700 pounds of waste pesticide. All materials collected are managed as pesticide and herbicide waste, are field characterized, sampled (if necessary), segregated and placed into proper Department of Transportation shipping containers with approved labels and markings. The waste is transported and managed at an approved licensed disposal facility where they are disposed of in a manner that is environmentally friendly.
For additional details please contact the MU Atchison County Extension Center, 201 Hwy 136 East, Rock Port at 660-744-6213.
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