First Round of the 2013 SC Waste Pesticide Recovery Collection Dates & Locations

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) has scheduled the dates and locations for the 2013 SC Waste Pesticide Recovery Program. The first round collection will be held this week May 21-24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Chester, Anderson, and Johnston. The program is designed to make it easy for South Carolina farmers, foresters, nurserymen, golf course operators, and custom applicators to safely dispose of old, outdated, unusable, or unwanted pesticides. The goal is to increase proper management and disposal of unwanted pesticides.
The collection dates and locations for this week include:

May 21, 2013 – Chester County
Carolina Eastern, Inc. 534 Swift St.
Chester, SC 29076
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

May 22, 2013 – Anderson County
Southern States Cooperative
4010 South Murray Ave.
Anderson, SC 29624
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

May 23, 2013 – Edgefield County
Southern States Cooperative
96 Rosa Spring Rd.
Johnston, SC 29832
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Program Guidelines:

? No fertilizers, household chemicals, compressed gas cylinders or empty containers will be accepted.
? Pesticides include insecticides, herbicides, nematicides, fungicides and other similar products used in commercial agricultural production.

The second round will be held June 11-14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Ridgeland, Orangeburg, Kingstree, and Florence. See complete schedule at http://agriculture.sc.gov/wastepesticiderecovery .

For more information, contact John Stokes at 803-737-9696, jstokes@scda.sc.gov, or Dan Schweitzer with MXI Environmental Services, the company handling the disposal, at 804-932-9530, dans@mxiinc.com.

Courtesy SCDA


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