May 11, 2016

Contact: Communications Office

Department hosting pesticide pickup in Canton May 21

Canton, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources, in conjunction with the Canton Recycling Center, will provide a free pesticide collection event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 21, at 509 N. 4th St., in Canton.

The collection is open to all Missouri farmers and households, and will take unwanted pesticides including: herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides, de-wormers, fly tags and fertilizers containing pesticides. Paint, explosives, fire extinguishers, yard waste, electronics and trash will not be accepted.

Pesticides from businesses, pesticide production facilities, pesticide distributors, pesticide retailers and the like will not be accepted.

The event is the fourth of six events scheduled for 2016.

More information on the Missouri Pesticide Collection is available at