Texas: Ag Pesticide Waste Collection, Weslaco, Nov. 6

Do you have unwanted agricultural surplus pesticides? Dispose of them properly at the Agricultural Pesticide Waste Collection event presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Weslaco, 2401 E. Business 83 — at the corner of Business 83 and Farm-to-Market Road 1015.

The event is free and open to the public 8 a.m to noon on Nov. 6.

Pesticides must be kept in original containers, even if the label is not present. Unknown pesticides will be sampled and identified on-site.

Accepted items include:

  • Outdated, Discontinued or Unwanted Agricultural Pesticides
  • Insecticides
  • Herbicides
  • Fungicides
  • Rodenticides
  • Nematicides
  • Growth Regulators
  • Empty, Triple-Rinsed Plastic Pesticide Containers
  • Empty or Partial Metal Drums

Materials not accepted include:

  • Explosive Ordinances and Ammunition
  • Petroleum-Based Products
  • Paints
  • Medical Wastes
  • Radioactive Substances
  • Household Pesticides, Chemicals and Waste
  • Tires
  • Fertilizers, Propane or Butane Cylinders
  • 2,4-5T
  • Chlorinated Hydrocarbons
  • Fumigant Canisters
  • Used Motor Oil and Other Automobile Fluids
  • Auto Batteries
  • Empty Totes
  • Methyl-Bromide Cylinders
  • Dioxins

For questions or additional information, contact AgriLife Extension county offices for Hidalgo at 956-383-1026, Cameron at 956-361-8236, or Willacy at 956-689-2412.

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