News Release 041

Department of Natural Resources hosting pesticide pickup in Trenton

Volume 39-041 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will host an event April 20 in the Grundy County town of Trenton aimed at helping Missouri residents rid their homes and farms of unwanted pesticides and related chemicals.

The event, part of the Missouri Pesticide Collection Program, will allow Missouri households and farmers to safely and legally dispose of pesticides, fungicides, insecticides, rodenticides, de-wormers, fly tags and fertilizers containing herbicides or pesticides.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Trenton City Hall, 1104 Main St. It is open to all residents of Missouri. The next event will be held May 18 in Lincoln County in eastern Missouri. Event details will be announced as they become available.

More information on the Missouri Pesticide Collection Program is available online http://www.dnr.mo.gov/env/hwp/pesticide/. The program is funded through a hazardous waste enforcement settlement that resulted in more than $1 million being set aside for the effort. The Department of Natural Resources has hired an independent contractor to conduct the collection events under the supervision of the department.

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