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Do you have pesticides at your home or farm that you no longer need or use?

If your answer is ‘yes’, then you’ll be interested in the Haywood County Pesticide Collection Day on Wednesday, April 28.

The Haywood County Extension Office, in cooperation with the NC 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 Haywood County and all of the surrounding North Carolina counties.

County Agricultural Extension Director Bill Skelton will be the local contact for the event. The Collection will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Haywood County Extension Center, 589 Raccoon Road, Waynesville.

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, contact the Cooperative Extension 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.

For pressurized pesticide gas cylinders or containers greater than 5 gallon in size, please contact the Extension Office before the Collection Day for special instructions and information. For tips on transporting the pesticides safely to the Collection event, contact the Extension Office.

Each year the Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program (www.ncagr.com/PDAP) cooperates with between 40-50 county Extension Centers to collect unwanted and unused pesticides through this NON-regulatory amnesty Program.

Don’t miss this pesticide collection opportunity in Haywood County co-sponsored by NCDA&CS and the NCCES. For more information contact Dr. Skelton, Haywood County Extension Director at 828-456-3575.

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