June 15, 2015

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Department of Natural Resources hosting pesticide pickup in Mount Vernon

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources, in conjunction with the University of Missouri – Southwest Research Center, will provide a free pesticide collection event Saturday, June 20 in Mount Vernon.

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 University of Missouri – Southwest Research Center, located at 14548 Highway H in Mount Vernon. The event is the second of five events scheduled for 2015.

More information on the Missouri Pesticide Collection Program is available online: For directions to Southwest Research Center, go to