RICHMOND -- The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Virginia Pesticide Control Board invite farmers, pesticide dealers, pest control firms, homeowners and golf courses to participate in the 2010 pesticide disposal program, which collects unwanted, outdated, or banned pesticides and disposes of them in a safe manner.
VDACS, through its Office of Pesticide Services , provides this service at no cost to participants in the designated localities. The program is funded through pesticide product registration fees collected by OPS. Since its inception, Virginia’s Pesticide Disposal Program has collected and destroyed over 1.5 million pounds of outdated and unwanted pesticides. The proper disposal of waste pesticides eliminates a potential threat to health and the environment.
This year, the disposal program takes place in the following localities: the counties of Arlington, Caroline, Essex, Fairfax, Gloucester, King and Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Loudoun, Mathews, Middlesex, Northumberland, Prince William, Richmond, Spotsylvania, Stafford and Westmoreland, and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Manassas and Manassas Park.
Disposal participants must transport their unwanted pesticides to central collection sites located within the service area. If they cannot safely containerize the unwanted pesticides for transport, the disposal contractor will make arrangements to do that for them. Only unwanted pesticides will be accepted. Pesticide contaminated material (for example, pesticide contaminated fertilizer) will not be accepted as part of the disposal program. In addition, the program does NOT accept motor oil, paint, fuel, fertilizer or other chemicals.
2010 PESTICIDE DISPOSAL PROGRAM COLLECTION SITES AND SCHEDULE
All locations are open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For Essex, King and Queen, and King William Counties:
Monday, August 30
Crop Protection Services
15277 Richmond Tappahannock Highway
St. Stephens Church, VA 23148
For Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland Counties:
Tuesday, August 31
Southern States Warsaw
14183 History Lane Highway
Warsaw, VA 22572
For Gloucester, Mathews and Middlesex Counties:
Wednesday, September 1
Southern States Gloucester
6766 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061
For Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford Counties and the City of Fredericksburg:
Thursday, September 2
Greenline Service Corporation
11417 Tidewater Trail
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
For Loudoun and Prince William Counties and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park:
Tuesday, September 14
Evergreen Volunteer Fire Department
3510 James Madison Highway
Haymarket, VA 20169
For Arlington and Fairfax Counties and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church:
Wednesday, September 15
Merrifield Garden Center
12101 Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22030