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Oklahoma Unwanted Pesticide Disposal Program – October 12 in Blackwell

The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry is funding a program to help collect and properly dispose of unwanted pesticides that homeowners, farmers, ranchers, commercial applicators, or dealers may have. If you have any stored pesticides (herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides, etc.) that are out of date, no longer licensed or otherwise unwanted, they will be accepted with no questions asked on October 12, 2021 at the Blackwell Fairgrounds and Event Center, 800 S. Main, Blackwell, Okahoma from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Oklahoma commercial and non-commercial applicators and pesticide dealers may participate. Oklahoma farmers and ranchers and homeowners can use the program as well. There is no cost for the first 2,000 pounds of pesticides brought in by a participant (liquid pesticide weighs approximately 10 pounds per gallon). Applicators, homeowners, farmers, and ranchers are not required to pre-register.

Dealers are asked to voluntarily pre-register through the OSU Pesticide Safety Education Program. After completing pre-registration requirements, if required, bring unwanted pesticides safely to the collection site. Dealers are asked to pre-register due to the potential of large quantities coming from multiple dealers and/or multiple locations. This allows the contractor to plan the appropriate resources to handle the quantity of pesticides that comes into the collections. Visit the OSU Pesticide Safety Education Program for information and how to register at https://bit.ly/3pF9K2p

Do NOT pour leftover pesticides down the sink, into the toilet, or down a sewer or storm drains. Pesticides may interfere with the operation of wastewater treatment systems or pollute waterways.

This is a great opportunity to dispose of unwanted pesticides if you are not able to wait until the 2022 Household Hazardous Waste Day in Ponca City.

Contact: Charles Luper, OSU Pesticide Safety Education Program, 405-744-5808