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MDA holding waste pesticide disposal events in September

Annual events have collected over 638,000 lbs. of waste pesticides


August 21, 2019

From Montana Department of Agriculture

HELENA — The Montana Department of Agriculture’s annual Pesticide Disposal Events will be held in several locations across Montana during September.

The collection events will be held Sept. 17 in Wolf Point; Sept. 18 in Sidney; Sept. 19 in Miles City; and Sept. 20 in Billings. The annual events have collected more than 638,000 pounds of waste pesticides since it began in 1994.

The program was designed to help individuals dispose of any pesticides that are unusable as originally intended and cannot be used for any other purpose. This allows participants to dispose of waste pesticides in an environmentally responsible way and helps protect Montana’s ecosystems and groundwater, as well as families, pets, livestock and drinking water.

The department asks that participants pre-register online at https://agr.mt.gov/Pesticide-Waste-Disposal-Registration by Sept. 9 before the collection events so products can be managed safely and efficiently. People interested in having their waste pesticides recycled should visit the website at: https://agr.mt.gov/Pesticide-Waste- Disposal/.

There is no charge for the first 200 pounds of material. Amounts more than 200 pounds are assessed at $1 per pound. A higher fee may apply to pesticides with dioxins or dioxin precursors.

The Montana Department of Agriculture’s mission is to protect producers and consumers, and to enhance and develop agriculture and allied industries. For more information on the Montana Department of Agriculture, visit https://agr.mt.gov/.


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