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Clean Day Waste Pesticide Collection is May 14, 2009

Commissioner Ron Sparks announced a Clean Day Waste Pesticide Collection for Autauga, Bullock, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery and Tallapoosa Counties.

The Clean Day Waste Pesticide Collection Program is sponsored by Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries along with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

"The Clean Day Waste Pesticide Collection Program helps farmers, small businesses, households and other pesticide users to properly dispose of unwanted and unusable pesticides," Sparks said.

Unusable and unwanted pesticides must be disposed of according to label instructions. It is illegal to bury, burn or dump a pesticide. State sponsored waste pesticide collections provide a means to remove these wastes and help pesticide users comply with the law while ensuring the safety of the environment.

In order to participate in the program, pre-registration is required with your local county agent.

For more information, contact Kathy Smith at (334) 240-7242 or (800) 642-7761 ext. 7242 or Gail Ellis at (334) 850-9340.