Free Pesticide Collection Day

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July 21, 2021, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Pesticide containers

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in cooperation with N.C. Cooperative Extension, Perquimans County Center is offering a Pesticide Collection Day for residents of Perquimans and surrounding counties on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held at Southern States, 330 Ballahack Rd. Hertford, NC. Find us on Google Maps.

Nearly all pesticide products, including insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides, will be accepted, including banned and outdated pesticides. This free event is open to all NC residents. For pesticides with unreadable or missing labels, contact the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Perquimans County Center at (252) 426-5428 for instructions. Participants are asked to save any portion of the label to help identify the material to be disposed of. Unknown materials cannot be accepted. For pressurized pesticide gas cylinders or containers greater than five gallons in size and for tips on transporting pesticides safely to the collection event, contact the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Perquimans County Center at (252) 426-5428 or email before the collection day for special instructions and information.

Each year the Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program visits between 40-50 counties to collect unwanted and unused pesticides through this NON-regulatory amnesty program. This means that a Collection Day of this kind only happens about once every other year in each county!

For any questions, contact Dylan Lilley, Extension Agent, Agriculture – Field Crops at 252-426-5428.