News Release 151

Department of Natural Resources hosting pesticide pickup in Cameron

Volume 39-151 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will host an event July 21 in Cameron to help northwest Missouri residents rid their homes and farms of unwanted pesticides and related chemicals.

This event 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 Cameron city animal shelter, 521 S. Elm St. It is open to all residents of Missouri. The next event will be held Aug. 4 in Howard County. Event details will be announced as they become available. The Cameron collection is the fourth of nine such scheduled events that began June 9 in Neosho. Remaining events will be held as long as funding remains.

More information on the department’s Missouri Pesticide Collection program is available online at 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. The department has hired an independent contractor to conduct the collection events under the supervision of the department.

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