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July 2, 2014

Contact: Elaine J. Lidholm, 804.786.7686

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) invites farmers, pesticide dealers, pest control firms, certified applicators, homeowners and golf course operators to participate in the 2014 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 The program collects unwanted, outdated or banned pesticides and disposes of them in a safe manner.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Since its inception, Virginia’s Pesticide Disposal Program has collected and destroyed more than 1.2 million pounds of outdated and unwanted pesticides, completely eliminating the environmental threat they could have posed.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 Accomack, Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Greensville, Hanover, Henrico, Isle of Wight, James City, New Kent, Northampton, Prince George, Powhatan, Southampton, Surry, Sussex, York and the cities of Chesapeake, Colonial Heights, Emporia, Franklin, Hampton, Hopewell, Newport News, Norfolk, Petersburg, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Richmond, Suffolk, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg.

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 registration form ahead of time and return the completed form to VDACS, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond Virginia 23218 prior to the collection event.  The form is available here or by contacting the Pesticide Disposal Program at 804.786.3798.

Participants should direct questions to their local Virginia Cooperative Extension agent or to Jeffrey Rogers at VDACS:, 804.371.6561, or Jeffrey Rogers, VDACS’ Office of Pesticide Services, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218.

The list of collection sites and dates is below:

All locations are open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

August 25

Crop Production Services
5253 Newman Lane, Eastville, VA 23347
August 26 Indika Farms Peanut Buying Station
12249 Shiloh Drive, Windsor, VA 23487
August 27 SVCC Truck Driving School
1112 Courtland Road, Emporia, VA 23847
August 28 Springfield Road Landfill
10600 Fords County Lane, Glen Allen, VA 23059
August 29 York Co. Operations Center
100 County Drive, Grafton, VA 23692
September 8 Crop Protection Services
18432 Wachapreague Road, Melfa, VA 23410
September 9 Hickory Ruritan Club
2752 Battlefield Blvd, South, Chesapeake, VA 23322
September 10 Southampton County Fairgrounds
25376 New Market Road, Franklin, VA 23837
September 11 Southern States Petersburg
1609 W. Washington Street, Petersburg, VA 23803
September 12 New Kent Refuge Center
6301 Olivet Church Road, Providence Forge, VA 23140

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