Oklahoma Unwanted Pesticide Disposal Program in Blackwell October 12, 2021

Beverly Cantrell - October 1, 2021 7:22 am

Blackwell Oklahoma-

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out of date, no longer licensed, or otherwise unwanted, they will be accepted with no questions asked on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, Oklahoma 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

 

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