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Pesticide Collection Program Coming To Chillicothe

The Missouri Pesticide Collection Program will come to Chillicothe this summer.  The program is designed to help protect human health and the environment by collecting and ensuring safe disposal of waste pesticides from Missouri farmers and households, and to do this while educating Missouri citizens about how to properly manage and reduce pesticide waste.

The Missouri Pesticide Collection Program is part of the Department of Natural Resources’ Waste Management Program.  Since 2012, the Program has conducted 62 events and collected more than 742,000 pounds of waste pesticide from 1,950 participants.  All pesticides collected during the event are transported off-site by a licensed hazardous waste contractor to a permitted hazardous waste incineration facility for disposal.

They will accept all pesticides from Missouri farmers and households, including, but not limited to:  Fungicides, Herbicides, Insecticides, Rodenticides, Fertilizers containing pesticides, De-wormers, and fly-tags.

They do ask that you call if bringing bulk containers of pesticide.

A collection event will be held in Chillicothe on June 11th at the

Litton Agri-Science Learning Center details for the event will be released as the date approaches.