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Unwanted pesticides collection set in Crowley

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) will hold an Unwanted Pesticide Pickup Day from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2 in Crowley.

The Unwanted Pesticide Pickup Program by LDAF helps Agricultural producers, pesticide applicators and homeowners who want to dispose of pesticide products. There is no cost to the person and the program allows for anonymity for those who want to participate.

"This is a great program that allows agricultural producers to get rid of old, unused or partial containers of pesticides at no cost." LDAF Commissioner Mike Strain said. "As always, we work to ensure that the environment and the health of our citizens are protected by providing individuals an opportunity to properly dispose of these products."

All pesticides will be taken. Containers will be supplied for transportation to the collection site if old containers are damaged. For planning, an inventory form should be filled out and returned to Kim Brown at before Oct. 15. The forms are available at the LSU AgCenter offices or you can download the form online by clicking on this link.

Currently in Louisiana anyone wanting to dispose of pesticide products must contact a licensed contractor for disposal, which can be a costly fee based on the weight of the product or products set for disposal. LDAF's program does not require a fee because the program is funded though fees associated with pesticide manufacturers' product registrations in the state. All pesticides offered for sale in Louisiana must be registered with LDAF.

Need more information? Contact Girvus Johnson at (225) 925-3763 or your local LSU AgCenter office.



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