Department of Natural Resources hosting pesticide pickup in Troy

Posted on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 8:55 am

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will host an event May 18 in the Lincoln County town of Troy aimed at helping Missouri residents rid their homes and farms of unwanted pesticides and related chemicals.

The event, part of the Missouri Pesticide Collection Program, will allow Missouri households and farmers to safely and legally dispose of pesticides, fungicides, insecticides, rodenticides, de-wormers, fly tags and fertilizers containing herbicides or pesticides.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Missouri Department of Transportation Maintenance Facility, 111 Francis Drive. It is open to all residents of Missouri. Future event details will be announced as they become available.

More information on the Missouri Pesticide Collection Program is available online http://www.dnr.mo.gov/env/hwp/pesticide/. The program is funded through a hazardous waste enforcement settlement that resulted in more than $1 million being set aside for the effort. The Department of Natural Resources has hired an independent contractor to conduct the collection events under the supervision of the department.

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