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October 15, 2019
2019 Pesticide Disposal Program Safely Disposes of 26,150 Pounds of Unwanted Pesticides
Contact: Elaine Lidholm, VDACS, 804.786.7686

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) just completed the 2019 Pesticide Disposal Program in which it collected and safely disposed of 26,150 pounds of unwanted pesticides in 21 counties and 11 cities/towns. The areas served included the counties of Alleghany, Bland, Botetourt, Buchanan, Carroll, Craig, Dickenson, , Floyd, Giles, Grayson, Lee, Montgomery, Pulaski, Roanoke, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, Wythe and the cities/towns of Bristol, Clifton Forge, Covington, Duffield, Galax, Norton, Radford, Roanoke, Salem, Troutville and Wytheville.

The Pesticide Collection Program assists agricultural producers, licensed pesticide dealers, pest control firms, golf courses, and homeowners with the proper disposal of unwanted pesticides. The program is available at no cost to eligible participants and is supported by pesticide fees collected by VDACS. Since the program’s inception, more than 1.5 million pounds of pesticide materials have been collected in Virginia.

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