A Clean Day Program is planned for your area on December 14, 2018. This program will allow you, at no cost, to bring up to 1,000 pounds of unwanted pesticides for safe and environmentally sound disposal. Products that will be disposed of include pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, and rodenticides. If you have products that have lost registration, have illegible labels, are out of date, or any of the mentioned products that you cannot use, you are encouraged to take advantage of this program. This will allow you to protect your health and the health of your employees as well as protect your property and the environment.
This includes Farmers, Pesticide Applicators, Pesticide Dealers, Pest Control Operators, and Nurseryman. The location is for Baldwin, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, and Washington Counties.
Remember, you will not be charged for disposal of up to 1,000 pounds of material, and there will be no questions asked as to why you have any product.
Funding for this year's event is limited, so registration forms will be considered on a first come-first served basis; first for residents of Baldwin, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, and Washington counties, then for other counties as long as funds are available.
Please complete the Pesticide Registration Form and return the form to your local County Extension Office or fax it to Daniel (334) 240-7168 if you would like to participate. Your local County Extension Office or Daniel must have your registration on or before the November 30, 2018 deadline for you to participate in Clean Day.
If you have more than 1,000 pounds of material, please contact Daniel Sheffield for special arrangements. As a reminder, you will be contacted before the actual collection date with all the details, so it is VERY IMPORTANT that the form is completely filled with and adequate and accurate contact information. Should you have any questions, please contact your local Extension office or Daniel at (334) 240-7236.
This program is conducted as a service to you and is a joint effort of the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.
PESTICIDE CLEAN DAY: IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The maximum amount to be accepted per vehicle will not exceed 1,000 pounds. If you have more than 1,000 pounds of material please contact Daniel Sheffield, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, 334-240-7236, to see if special arrangements can be made for disposal of your unwanted pesticide products.
Materials that WILL be accepted include both known and unidentifiable pesticide waste, such as insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, and other products such as defoliants, adjuvants and growth retardants.
Products NOT accepted include, but are not limited to the following: explosives or ordinance materials, compressed gas cylinders, petroleum products (motor oil), paints, tires, medical waste, radioactive materials, dioxin precursors or seeds.
Tony L. Cofer
Plant and Pesticide Division
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