The Ohio Department of Agriculture will be accepting outdated pesticides from farmers this month. The department's Matt Beal says proper disposal of pesticides is essential to prevent environmental issues. Beal says the collection days are held in conjunction with the U.S.EPA. Farmers can drop off their pesticides at designated locations in the care of licensed carriers only during the specified dates. All pesticides are eventually incinerated in licensed facilities. Beal says the service is free to any farmer - in any state- who wants to dispose of recognized pesticides. Farmers outside of Ohio can contact their state Department of AG or EPA office for information about pesticide collections in their own states.
Collection days/location in Ohio are as follows:
Hardin County, August 22, 2016
Guernsey County, August 23, 2016
Miami County, August 24, 2016
Huron County, August 31, 2016.