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Pesticide collection Nov. 1

By submitted, 10/12/22 2:04 PM

PRESCOTT – Nevada and Hempstead Counties will be holding a pesticide collection event on Tuesday, November 1st at the University of Arkansas Southwest Research and Extension Center located at 362 Highway 174 North, Hope from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is the perfect opportunity to clean out your barns and sheds, and get rid of old, outdated, unneeded products, no questions asked, FREE of charge.

What is accepted? Both known and unknown outdated, discontinued, or unwanted agricultural pesticides (insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides). Of particular interest are older pesticides known to be toxic such as Arsenicals, DDT, Silvex, Heptachlor, Dieldrin, Lindane, Toxaphene, and 2,4,5-T.

What is NOT accepted? Products other than pesticides will not be accepted at the collection sites. Specific materials that will not be accepted include but are not limited to explosives or ordinance materials, petroleum products, paints, medical wastes, and radioactive materials.  

This program is paid for by pesticide registration fees administered through the Arkansas Department of Agriculture Arkansas Plant Industries Division. Questions? Call Stacey Stone in Nevada Co. at (870) 887-2818 or Kim Rowe, ag agent in Hempstead Co. at (870) 777-5771.