August 03, 2015

Contact: Communications Office

Department of Natural Resources hosting pesticide pickup in Owensville

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will provide a free pesticide collection event Saturday, August 15 in Owensville.

The collection is open to all Missouri farmers and households and will take unwanted pesticides, fungicides, insecticides, rodenticides, de-wormers, fly tags and fertilizers containing herbicides or pesticides. Pesticides from businesses, pesticide production facilities, pesticide distributors, pesticide retailers and the like will not be accepted. Also, paint, explosives, fire extinguishers, yard waste, electronics and trash will not be accepted.

The event runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Owensville City Police Department (near City Hall) located at 109 N. Second St. The event is the fourth of five events scheduled for 2015.

More information on the Missouri Pesticide Collection Program is available online: