Pasquotank Pesticide Disposal Day a Huge Success
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.