Pesticide Collection Day

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December 7, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in cooperation with N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center is offering a Pesticide Collection Day for residents of Chatham and surrounding counties on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.. The event will be held in the parking lot of the Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center, 1192 US 64W Business, Pittsboro. Find us on Google Maps.

Nearly all pesticide products, including insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides, will be accepted, including banned and out-dated pesticides. This free event is open to all NC residents. For pesticides with unreadable or missing labels, contact the Chatham County Center at (919) 542-8202 for instructions. Participants are asked to save any portion of the label to help identify the material to be disposed of. Unknown materials cannot be accepted.

For pressurized pesticide gas cylinders or containers greater than five gallons in size and for tips on transporting pesticides safely to the collection event, contact the Chatham County Center at (919) 542-8202 or email extension.programs@chathamnc.org 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!

NOTE:This is NOT a household hazardous waste collection event. The final household hazardous waste collection day for Chatham County in 2017 will be held Saturday, November 18, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., at the Chatham County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center, located at 28 County Services Road, 6 miles west of Pittsboro, off Hwy 64. Household hazardous waste accepted at the HHW Collection Center include pesticides, gasoline, motor oil, car batteries, and antifreeze. Visit Chatham County Solid Waste and Recycling to learn more about collection of household hazardous waste.