Pasquotank Pesticide Disposal Day a Huge Success

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With Pasquotank County being located in a region of the state with many acres of surface waters as well as a shallow groundwater table, measures must be taken and safe guards in place to prevent contamination of these important natural resources. The Pasquotank Extension Center partnered with the N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program to conduct a pesticide collection day on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. This program provided the opportunity for farmers and homeowners to dispose of pesticides free-of-charge in an environmentally sound manner. A total of 319 pesticide containers containing unwanted pesticides weighing 3,037 pounds were collected. This program saved Pasquotank County at least $60,000 since improper disposal of this much volume could have resulted in a lot more cost because of cleanup.

Pasquotank Pesticide Disposal Day

Derrick Bell and Jeremy Maciejewski (Pesticide Disposal Specialists) with the N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services and hazardous waste company employee are placing pesticides in containers for safe transporting.

Pasquotank Pesticide Disposal Day

Pasquotank Disposal Day conducted by the Pasquotank Extension Center partnering with the N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services . Farmers and homeowners were able to dispose of unwanted pesticides free-of-charge in an environmentally sound manner.

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Al Wood, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAl Wood, Jr.Extension Agent, Agriculture Call Al Email Al N.C. Cooperative Extension, Pasquotank County Center
Updated on Oct 24, 2019
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