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Pesticide Disposal Day, June 29 2016

The next pesticide disposal day has been set by the Georgia Department of Ag.  Please take advantage of this opportunity to properly dispose of any old chemicals you have on your farm.  These disposal days have only been offered at 1 or 2 locations in south Georgia over the last few years.  It may be a while before we have this opportunity again.  Please see the information below.

The Georgia Department of Agriculture has selected a date and site for the next Pesticide Waste Disposal Clean Day event. The event will be held at the Southern Pines Ag Expo in Dublin, Ga; June 29, 2016 from 9:00-3:00. Pre-registration is required due to limited funding and will be suspended, once we reach 40,000 lbs. Pre-registration will be awarded as received, with a cutoff date of June 24th.

 

Several important changes have been made for this Clean Day event:

  • The event is open to licensed private, commercial applicators, farmers, golf and turf industry, pest control companies, commercial contractors, and state agencies.
  • Special arrangements have been made for Chemical Dealers. MXI Environmental Services has agreed to accept additional pesticide waste from dealers. MXI will have the capability to weigh on site and bill dealers at a rate of $1.10 per pound.
  • All pre-registration forms need to be returned back to Rick Hayes at ricky.hayes@agr.georgia.gov, Fax: (404) 657-8378, so I can closely monitor the amount of materials for cutoffs.

 

Please help me get the word out. Feel free to distribute the attached Pre-registration and the Clean Day Flyer.

 

Contact Ricky Hayes with the Georgia Department of Agriculture for pre-registration questions.  His cell phone number is 404-535-1614.  His email is ricky.hayes@agr.georgia.gov

Laurens County Clean Day Flyer 201612355