News Release 146

Department of Natural Resources hosting pesticide pickup in St. Joseph

Volume 39-146 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will host an event July 7 in St. Joseph to help northwest Missouri residents rid their homes and farms of unwanted pesticides and related chemicals.

The event, part of the Missouri Pesticide Collection Program, is one of several scheduled throughout the summer that will allow Missouri households and farmers to safely and legally dispose of pesticides, fungicides, insecticides, rodenticides, de-wormers, fly tags and fertilizers containing herbicides or pesticides.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Joseph Remington Nature Center, 1502 McArthur Drive. It is open to all residents of Missouri. The next event will be held July 21 in Dekalb County. Event details will be announced as they become available. The St. Joseph collection is the third of nine such scheduled events that began June 9 in Neosho and will continue as long as funding remains.

More information on the Missouri Pesticide Collection Program is available online: http://www.dnr.mo.gov/env/hwp/pesticide/. The program is funded through a hazardous waste enforcement settlement that resulted in more than $1 million being set aside for the effort. An independent contractor, The Environmental Quality Company, of Wayne, Mich., will conduct the collection events under the supervision of the Department of Natural Resources.

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