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Posted on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 9:15 am

A pesticide collection for households and farmers will be held at the MoDOT Maintenance Facility on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The facility is located at 111 Francis Drive, Troy, Missouri.

Items accepted include fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, pesticides, rodenticides and fertilizers containing herbicides or pesticides. Only material that is clearly identifiable as an acceptable item will be allowed. Pesticides from businesses, pesticide production facilities, pesticide distributors or pesticide retailers cannot be accepted. No other chemicals or other waste will be accepted. Proof of Missouri residency may be requested.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is providing this free opportunity for Missouri households and farmers to properly dispose of herbicides and pesticides. Collection services will be processed by the Environmental Quality Company and overseen by the department’s Environmental Services Program and Hazardous Waste Program staff. For more information or questions, contact Andrew Reed at (573) 526-2736.