Free Pesticide Collection Day Set

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N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ (NCDA&CS) Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program, a non-regulatory and cost-free program, in cooperation with the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Cherokee County service, will be sponsoring a Pesticide Collection Day on October 10, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wayne’s Feed Store.

Keith Wood, N.C. Cooperative Extension of Cherokee County’s Pesticide Coordinator is coordinating the collection with NCDA&CS and Wayne’s Feed Store. Nearly all pesticide products will be accepted, including banned and out-dated pesticides. For pesticides with unreadable or missing labels, contact the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Cherokee County office at 828-837-2210 for instructions. Participants are asked to save any portion of the label to help identify the material to be disposed of. Unknown materials cannot be accepted.

For gas cylinders or containers greater than five gallons in size and for tips on transporting pesticides safely to the collection event, contact the extension office at 828-837-2210 before the collection day for special instructions and information.