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Free Pesticide Collection Day at the Caldwell County Extension Center

CALDWELL COUNTY, NC (March 21, 2017)…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 the Caldwell County Pesticide Collection Day on Thursday, March 23, 2017.

The Caldwell County Extension Office, in cooperation with the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program, a NON-Regulatory and Cost-Free program, will be offering this Pesticide Collection Day for residents in Caldwell County and all of the surrounding North Carolina counties.

County Agricultural Extension Agent Eli Snyder will be the local contact for the event. The Collection will be from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the lower parking lot of the Caldwell County Extension Center and Library, 120 Hospital Ave NE, Lenoir, NC 28645.

Nearly all pesticide products will be accepted at this amnesty collection event, including banned and out-dated pesticides. For pesticides with unreadable or missing labels, please contact the Cooperative Extension 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 gal in size, please contact the Extension Office BEFORE the Collection Day for special instructions and information.

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 Caldwell County co-sponsored by NCDA&CS and the NCCES. For more information contact Eli Snyder, Caldwell County Extension Agent at (828) 757-1290.

Location: Caldwell County Extension Center- Parking Lot (120 Hospital Ave NE, Lenoir NC 28645)

Date: March 23, 2017

Time: 10 am – 2 pm

Contact: Eli Snyder, 828-757-1290,