Pesticide Collection Event in Henrico County
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
9:00am to 1:00pm
Springfield Road Landfill
10600 Fords County Lane,
Glen Allen, VA 23059
Virginia’s Pesticide Collection Program assists agricultural producers, licensed pesticide dealers, pest control firms, golf courses and homeowners with the proper disposal of unwanted pesticides.
Farmers, pesticide dealers, pest control firms, certified applicators, homeowners and golf course operators are invited to participate in the 2020 Virginia Pesticide Collection Program. The program collects unwanted, outdated or banned pesticides and disposes of them in a safe manner. Since its inception, the Virginia Pesticide Collection Program has collected and destroyed more than 1.5 million pounds of outdated and unwanted pesticides, protecting public health and eliminating the environmental threat they could have posed.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (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.
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.
How to Participate:
Participants need to complete a pesticide collection registration form ahead of time and return the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Office of Pesticide Services, VDACS, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond Virginia 23218. The form is available at vdacs.virginia.gov/pesticide-collection.shtml or by contacting the program at 804.786.3798.
Participants should direct questions to their local Virginia Cooperative Extension agent (ext.vt.edu/office.html ) or to Jeffrey Rogers at the number or email above.