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Regional pesticide collection Sept. 10 at James Long Park in Haymarket

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services VDACS) and Virginia Cooperative Extension are offering a regional free pesticide collection day for agricultural producers, the green industry, and homeowners.  This event happens every five years in the region but is an annual event in Virginia.

The local pesticide collection events are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept.9 at the Fair Oaks location of Merrifield Garden Center in Fairfax and Friday, Sept, 10 at James Long Park in Haymarket.

Anyone wanting to dispose of unwanted pesticides must complete and submit a brochure ahead of time and bring the unwanted items on the day of the event either to the Fairfax or Prince William locations.  https://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/pdf/pesticide-collection-brochure.pdf

Since its inception in 1997, Virginia’s Pesticide Collection Program has collected and destroyed more than 1.5 million pounds of pesticides. Available at no cost to eligible participants, the program is supported by pesticide fees collected by VDACS. No general fund tax dollars are used to implement the program.

For more information or to download the forms necessary to participate in this event go to https://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/pesticide-collection.shtml 

If you have questions, contact Virginia Cooperative Extension Prince William at 703-792-7747 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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