2012 PRESS RELEASES
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May 16, 2012
DATES AND COLLECTION SITES ANNOUNCED FOR 2012 PESTICIDE DISPOSAL PROGRAM
Contact: Elaine J. Lidholm, 804.786.7686
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) invites farmers, pesticide dealers, pest control firms, homeowners and golf course operators to participate in the 2012 pesticide disposal program. The program collects unwanted, outdated or banned pesticides and disposes of them in a safe manner. VDACS, through its Office of Pesticide Services (OPS), 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Since its inception, Virginia’s Pesticide Disposal Program has collected and destroyed more than 1.1 million pounds of outdated and unwanted pesticides, completely eliminating the environmental threat they could have posed.
This year, the disposal program takes place in the following localities: the counties of Amelia, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Brunswick, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Franklin, Halifax, Henry, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward and the cities of Bedford, Danville, Lynchburg, Martinsville and South Boston.
Participants must transport their unwanted pesticides to central collection sites located within the service area. If participants 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.
Participants should complete a pesticide disposal registration form ahead of time and return the completed form to Office of Pesticide Services, VDACS, PO Box 1163, Richmond Virginia 23218. The form is available here or by contacting Pesticide Disposal Program at 804.786.3798.
Participants should direct questions to their local Virginia Cooperative Extension agent or to Jeffrey Rogers at VDACS: firstname.lastname@example.org, 804.371.6561, or Jeffrey Rogers, VDACS’ Office of Pesticide Services, PO Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218.
Interested participants should contact their participating local Virginia Cooperative Extension agent. Click here for an available list of offices.
A list of collection sites follows:
2012 PESTICIDE DISPOSAL PROGRAM COLLECTION SITES AND SCHEDULE
All locations are open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For Franklin, Henry and Patrick Counties and the city of Martinsville:
Monday, September 10
Martinsville Southern States
3200 Virginia Avenue
Collinsville, VA 24078
276.647.8702 (all phone numbers are at the collection site)
For Campbell, Charlotte, Halifax and Pittsylvania Counties and the city of South Boston:
Tuesday, September 11
Ag Development Center
1001 Farm Way Lane
Scottsburg, VA 24589
For Appomattox, Campbell and Charlotte:
Wednesday, September 12
Dodd Farm Supply
1409 Vincent Store Road
Charlotte Courthouse, VA 23923
For Amelia, Lunenburg, Nottoway and Prince Edward Counties:
Thursday, September 13
Meherrin Ag and Chemical Co.
100 Northwest Avenue
For Franklin, Halifax, Henry and Pittsylvania Counties and the city of Danville:
Monday, September 24
Chatham Southern States
968 Halifax Road
Chatham, VA 24531
For Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell Counties and the cities of Bedford and Lynchburg:
Tuesday, September 25
Lynchburg Livestock Market
243 Livestock Road
Rustburg, VA 24588
For Amelia, Buckingham, Cumberland, Nottoway and Prince Edward Counties:
Wednesday, September 26
John Randolph Fire Department
2145 Cumberland Road
Farmville, VA 23901
For Brunswick, Charlotte, Lunenburg and Mecklenburg Counties:
Thursday, September 27
Crop Production Service
501 W. Danville Street
South Hill, VA 23970