Pesticide Collection Day in Beaufort County – February 26, 2020

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people at pesticide disposal day eventN.C. Cooperative Extension of Beaufort County, in cooperation with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ (NCDA&CS) Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program, a NON-Regulatory and Cost-Free program, will be offering this Pesticide Collection Day.

Beaufort County Agricultural Extension Agent Rod Gurganus will be the local contact for the event. The collection will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Beaufort County office located at 155 Airport Road in Washington.

Nearly all pesticide products will be accepted at this collection event, including banned and out-dated pesticides. For pesticides with unreadable or missing labels, please contact the 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 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 Beaufort County, co-sponsored by NCDA&CS and N.C. Cooperative Extension in Beaufort County. For more information contact Rod Gurganus, Beaufort County Agricultural Extension Agent at (252) 946-0111, or rod_gurganus@ncsu.edu.