Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross speak with Missouri Department of Natural Resources Communications Director Gena Terlizzi:

Gena Terlizzi

The fourth and final pesticide collection event for 2014 is being held in Shelbina this weekend.  Terlizzi covered those items that will be accepted at the event.  “This is a great opportunity for citizens that have things around their home or farm and want to get rid of them in a safe manner,” said Terlizzi, “These are things like unwanted pesticides, fungicides, insecticides, as well as fly tags and fertilizers that essentially have herbicides or pesticides in them. ”

There are a few things that cannot be accepted.  “That would be things like explosives or fire extinguishers, general trash or yard waste,” said Terlizzi, “Even though this is a pesticide collection, we are not accepting pesticides from businesses or production facilities.  This is for personal use only.”

The free event is being held at the Shelby County Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Press Release:

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will host a free pesticide collection event Sept. 27 in Shelbina. The collection is open to all Missouri farmers and households and will take unwanted pesticides, fungicides, insecticides, rodenticides, de-wormers, fly tags and fertilizers containing herbicides or pesticides.

The event runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Shelby County Fairgrounds located at 6762 Highway 15 in Shelbina. The event is the fourth and final event scheduled for 2014. In 2015, four or more events will be scheduled throughout the state.

More information on the Missouri Pesticide Collection Program is available online: http://www.dnr.mo.gov/env/hwp/pesticide/.