Free Pesticide Collection Day

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Do you have pesticides at your home or farm that you no longer need or use? If your answer is ‘yes’, then you’ll be interested in the Hoke County Pesticide Collection Day on Thursday, November 20, 2014. It will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Hoke County Transfer Station located at 700 C.C. Steele Road in Raeford. Keith Walters, County Extension Director, is the local contact for the event.

The Hoke County Cooperative Extension Office, in cooperation with the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service’s Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program, a NON-Regulatory and Cost-Free program, will be offering this Pesticide Collection Day for residents in Hoke County and all of the surrounding North Carolina counties.

Nearly all pesticide products will be accepted at this amnesty collection event, including banned and out-dated pesticides. For pesticides with unreadable or missing labels, please contact the Cooperative Extension Office for instructions. Please save any portion of the label to help identify the material so you can be assisted with disposal. Unknown materials cannot be accepted.

For pressurized pesticide gas cylinders or containers greater than 5 gal in size, please contact the Extension Office BEFORE the Collection Day for special instructions and information. For tips on transporting the pesticides safely to the Collection event, contact the Extension Office.

Each year the Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program ( visits between 40-50 counties to collect unwanted and unused pesticides through this NON-regulatory amnesty program. This means that a Collection Day of this kind only happens about once every other year in each county!

Don’t miss this pesticide collection opportunity in Hoke County co-sponsored by NCDA&CS and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension. For more information contact Keith Walters, County Extension Director, at (910) 875-3461 or by email at