Pesticide Collection Event on June 23

Households and farmers can bring pesticides for collection to Benton, Mo. on June 23, during the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’s free pesticide collection event. Any Missouri resident may bring pesticides under this program.

Patrons can bring pesticides, herbicides, or any insecticides and fertilizers containing pesticides or herbicides to the event at the Scott County Maintenance Shed, 497 Charleston Street in Benton, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Collection services will be provided by the Environmental Quality Company, and overseen by Hazardous Waste and Environmental Services Program staff.

The following items will not be accepted at the event: explosives, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, cylinders, asbestos, trash, yard waste, electronics, pesticides from businesses, pesticides from production facilities, pesticide distributors or pesticide retailers, and any other chemicals or waste other than pesticides or herbicides.

The event is the second of eight pesticide collections scheduled state-wide. For more information visit www.dnr.mo.gov/env/hwp/pesticide/.