Waste Pesticide Disposal Events Set
The Montana Department of Agriculture is facilitating pesticide disposal events in its Eastern District during the week of Sept. 19.
Annual pesticide waste collection events have collected close to 750,000 pounds of pesticide waste from more than 1,800 participants since the program’s inception in 1994.
Area Pesticide waste collection dates and locations include:
•Tuesday, Sept. 20, in Scobey •Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Glasgow
•Thursday, Sept. 22, in Miles City
•Friday, Sept. 23, in Billings The MDA program was designed to assist individuals with disposing of any pesticides that are unusable as originally intended, or cannot be used for any other purpose, in an environmentally responsible way. In effect, the pesticide and waste disposal program protects Montana’s ecosystems and groundwater, as well as families, pets, livestock and drinking water from potentially hazardous materials.
Participants are encouraged to pre-register on the department’s website at agr.mt.gov/ Pesticide-Waste- Disposal- Program by Sept. 15. Registrations for pesticide waste collection events are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no charge for the first 200 pounds of material; amounts over 200 pounds are assessed at $1.00 per pound, and products are weighed on site. Additional fees may apply to pesticides with dioxins or dioxin precursors.
For more information on department programs and services, visit agr.mt.gov.