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July 18, 2022
VDACS Announces 2022 Pesticide Collection Program Dates and Collection Sites
Contact: Michael Wallace

Farmers, pesticide dealers, pest control firms, certified applicators, homeowners and golf course operators are encouraged to participate in the 2022 Virginia Pesticide Collection Program. The program collects unwanted, outdated or banned pesticides, at no cost to eligible participants, and disposes of them in a safe manner.

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) Office of Pesticide Services, with participation from Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services, oversee the program, which has collected and destroyed more than 1.5 million pounds of outdated and unwanted pesticides since its inception. The program is funded through pesticide product registration fees collected by OPS.

The following is a list of the 2022 collection sites and schedule. All locations are open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

August 9
Southern States, 5784 Valley Pike, Stephens City, VA

August 10
CFC Farm & Home Center, 15172 Brandy Road, Culpeper, VA

September 6
CFC Farm & Home Center, 12645 Lee Highway, Sperryville, VA

September 7
Rockingham County Fairgrounds, 4808 South Valley Pike, Harrisonburg, VA

September 8
Ivy Materials Utilization Center, 4576 Dick Woods Road, Charlottesville, VA

October 11
Page Cooperative Farm Bureau, 127 Big Oak Road, Luray, VA

October 12
Madison County Fairgrounds, 1015 Fairground Road, Madison, VA

October 13
Rockbridge Farmers’ Cooperative, 33 Yellow Rail Lane, Lexington, VA

In administering the Pesticide Collection Program, VDACS divides Virginia into five regions. Each year, the department conducts a collection in a different region. Once all five regions have been served, the program starts another cycle. Click here to view a map of future collection localities.

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, VDACS may arrange assistance on a case-by-case basis. Only pesticides will be accepted. Pesticide contaminated material (for example, pesticide contaminated fertilizer) will not be accepted as part of the collection program. In addition, the program does NOT accept motor oil, paint, fuel, fertilizer or other chemicals.

Participants need to complete a pesticide collection registration form prior to the scheduled collection date and return the completed form to ops.enf@vdacs.virginia.gov or mail to Office of Pesticide Services, VDACS, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond Virginia 23218. 

Participants should direct questions to their local Virginia Cooperative Extension agent or to the VDACS Office of Pesticide Services at ops.enf@vdacs.virginia.gov or 804.371.6560.

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