LDAF to hold Unwanted Pesticide Collection Day March 23 in Napoleonville
For immediate release: March 6, 2023
Baton Rouge, La. – Agricultural producers, pesticide applicators, and homeowners can drop off pesticides for disposal during the Unwanted Pesticide Pick-Up Day on Thursday, March 23, 2023, from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the LSU AgCenter Extension Office in Assumption Parish, 119 Robin Street in Napoleonville.
The Unwanted Pesticide Pick-Up Program, sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF), collects pesticide products for proper disposal at no cost to producers, applicators, or homeowners. The program, which is funded through fees associated with pesticide manufacturers’ product registrations in Louisiana, is completely anonymous for those who wish to participate.
Please note that this is a pesticide-only disposal pick-up event. All pesticides will be accepted, and containers will be supplied for transportation to the collection site if old containers are damaged. Fumigants, waste oils, paints, and gasoline/diesel will not be accepted.
“Improperly disposed of pesticide wastes can create serious hazards for the environment,” said Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Mike Strain, D.V.M. “By providing individuals opportunities to properly dispose of these products, we ensure that the environment and the health of our citizens are protected.”
We strongly encourage participants to complete and submit an inventory form to help the disposal contractor prepare for the amount of material that is being dropped off. Inventory forms should be submitted to Bryan Gueltig at email@example.com prior to March 9, 2023. Forms can be obtained online or from your local LSU AgCenter office.
For more information, call LDAF’s Girvus Johnson at 225-925-3763 or your local LSU AgCenter office.