The University of Missouri Graves-Chapple Research Center in conjunction with the MU Atchison County Extension Center and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources is hosting a free pesticide and empty container collection event on Saturday March 25, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Graves-Chapple Research Center located at 29955 Outer Road, Fairfax, MO. This is for farm and household unwanted pesticides only.
All pesticides will be accepted including herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides and de-wormers. Other items such as paint, electronics, fluorescent bulbs and explosives will NOT be accepted. Pesticides and containers from businesses cannot be accepted.
From 2012 to 2015, the Missouri Pesticide Collection Program conducted 26 events, collecting more than 193,700 pounds of waste pesticide. All materials collected are managed as pesticide and herbicide waste, are field characterized, sampled (if necessary), segregated and placed into proper Department of Transportation shipping containers with approved labels and markings. The waste is transported and managed at an approved licensed disposal facility where they are disposed of in a manner that is environmentally friendly.
More information about the Missouri Pesticide Collection Program is available online at dnr.mo.gov/env/hwp/pesticide.
For additional details about the March 25 pickup please contact the MU Atchison County Extension Center, 201 Hwy. 136 East, Rock Port, MO at 660-744-6213.