The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will host a series of free waste pesticide collections in four southeastern Minnesota counties from Tuesday, August 26, through Thursday, August 28th.
The program accepts unwanted, unusable agricultural and consumer type pesticides including insecticides, fungicides, herbicides and rodenticides. However, crop oils, adjuvants, pesticide rinsate, fertilizer, treated seed, contaminated soil and empty pesticide containers will NOT be accepted.
The collections are open to farmers, homeowners, commercial pesticide applicators, golf courses, lawn care companies, structural pest control operators and other pesticide users. No pre-registration is required.
Collection sites will accept up to 300 pounds of eligible product at no cost.
MDA collections will be held at the following locations and times: August 26th, Ag Partners, in Goodhue, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., August 27th, Progressive Ag Center in Plainview from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and August 28th at Fairgrounds Commercial Building in Caledonia, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.