April 05, 2016

Contact: Communications Office

Department hosting April 9 pesticide pickup in Fairfax

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources, in conjunction with the University of Missouri – Graves-Chapple Research Center, will provide a free pesticide collection event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 9, at 29955 Outer Road in Fairfax.

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 third of six events scheduled for 2016.

More information on the Missouri Pesticide Collection is available at