Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Free Pesticide Collection today, August 14, 2013

North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service
Carteret County Center 303 College Circle, CMAST Building Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 222-6352 Phone
(252) 222-6361 Fax

Free Pesticide Collection Day August 14, 2013

Do you have pesticides at your home of farm that you no longer need or use? If your answer is 'yes', then you'll be interested in the Carteret County Pesticide Collection Day on Wednesday, August 14.

The Carteret County Extension Office, in cooperation with the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program, a NON¬Regulatory and Cost-Free program, will be offering this Pesticide Collection Day for residents in Carteret County and all of the surrounding North Carolina counties. County Agricultural Extension Director Anne Edwards will be the local contact for the event. The Collection will be from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Curb Market, on the corner of 13th and Evans Streets in Morehead City.

Nearly all pesticide products will be accepted at this amnesty collection event, including banned and outdated pesticides. For pesticides with unreadable or missing labels, please contact the Cooperative Extension Office for instructions. Please save any portion of the label to help identify the material so you can be assisted with disposal. Unknown• materials cannot be accepted.

For pressurized pesticide gas cylinders or containers greater than 5 gal in size, please contact the Extension Office BEFORE the Collection Day for special instructions and information. For tips on transporting the pesticides safely to the Collection event, contact the Extension Office.

Each year the Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program ( visits between 40-50 counties to collect unwanted and unused pesticides through this NON ¬regulatory amnesty Program. This means that a Collection Day of this kind only happens about once every other year in each county!

Don't miss this pesticide collection opportunity in Carteret County co-sponsored by NCDA&CS and the NCCES. For more information go to the County Extension website at, or contact the Carteret County Agricultural Extension Office at (252) 222-6352.

With kind regards,
Anne D. Edwards
County Extension Director

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