February 27, 2017

Contact: Communications Office

Department of Natural Resources hosting six free pesticide pickups in 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will provide six free pesticide collection events in 2017.

Portageville, March 11, 2017, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., University of Missouri – Fisher Delta Research Center, 147 W. State Highway T, Portageville, Mo 63873
Fairfax, March 25, 2017, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., University of Missouri – Graves-Chapple Research Center, 29955 Outer Road, Fairfax, Mo 64446
St. Peters, June 3, 2017, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., University of Missouri Extension Center – St. Charles County, 260 Brown Road, St. Peters, Mo 63376
Sikeston, June 24, 2017, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., DeWitt Auction Company, 220 DeWitt Drive, Sikeston, Mo 63801
Chillicothe, July 15, 2017, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Litton Ag Center, 10780 Liv 235, Chillicothe, Mo 64601
Lockwood, Oct. 14, 2017, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., S & H Farm Supply, 7 State Road A, Lockwood, Mo 65682

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

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

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