The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will provide six free pesticide collection events in 2017, including one in Atchison County. A free pesticide collection will take place Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at the University of Missouri Graves-Chapple Research Center, 29955 Outer Road, Fairfax.
The collections are open to all Missouri farmers and households and will take unwanted pesticides including: herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, ro­den­­­ticides, de-wormers, fly tags, and fertilizers containing pesticide. Paint, explosives, fire extinguishers, yard waste, electronics and trash will not be accepted. Pesticides from businesses, pesticide production facilities, pes­ticide distributors, and pes­ticide retailers will not be accepted. More information about the Missouri Pesticide Collection Program is available online at dnr.mo.gov/env/hwp/pesticide.