Pesticide disposal program begins August 30

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Posted on August 3, 2010 at 10:08 AM

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firms, homeowners and golf courses to participate in the 2010 pesticide disposal program, which collects unwanted, outdated, or banned pesticides and disposes of them in a safe manner.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 Since its inception, Virginia’s Pesticide Disposal Program has collected and destroyed over 1.5 million pounds of outdated and unwanted pesticides.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

804.769.9200

For Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland Counties:

Tuesday, August 31

Southern States Warsaw

14183 History Lane Highway

Warsaw, VA 22572

804.333.3760

For Gloucester, Mathews and Middlesex Counties:

Wednesday, September 1

Southern States Gloucester

6766 Main Street

Gloucester, VA 23061

804.693.3411

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

540.373.7520

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

703.743.9097

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

703.968.9600

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