Pesticide disposal day April 24

Published 11:16 pm Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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 Rutherford County’s Pesticide Disposal Day on Wednesday, April 24.

The NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program, in cooperation with the Rutherford County Extension Center will be offering this Pesticide Disposal Day for residents in Rutherford County and all of the surrounding counties. The Pesticide Disposal Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rutherford County Extension Center located at 193 Callahan- Koon Road in Spindale.

Nearly all pesticide products will be accepted at this disposal event, including banned and out-dated pesticides.  For pesticides with unreadable or mission labels, contact the Extension Center for instructions. Save any portion of the label to help identify the materials so you can be assisted with disposal.  Unknown materials cannot be accepted.

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For pesticide containers greater than 5 gallon in size, contact Jan McGuinn at the Rutherford Extension Center at 828-287-6011.

– article submitted by Sarah Gottfried