Agricultural waste pesticide collection event is this fall

By Gary Clayton | Published Thursday, July 22, 2010

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Do you have unwanted pesticides? In September and October, you will have an opportunity to take them to a free collection event for proper disposal. The events are a part of the Agricultural Waste Pesticide Collection Program initiated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and are open to residents of Texas who: 1) apply pesticides or other agricultural chemicals for the production of ag products in Texas and 2) have banned or unwanted agricultural chemicals.

The first collection event is Tuesday, Sept. 14, at the Bowie Rodeo Grounds, 507 Pelham Road. Parker County is hosting a collection day Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Sheriff’s Posse Grounds, 2251 Mineral Wells Hwy. Collection hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For a complete listing of items they will accept and items they will not accept, come by the Wise County Extension office or call the Montague County Extension office at (940) 894-2831 or the Parker County Extension office at (972) 825-5175.

For quantities larger than a pickup load, call (512) 239-3143 or the county Extension agent to ensure they are prepared to properly handle and accept the materials.

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