A free waste pesticide collection is planned from 2-4 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Crow Wing County Landfill hosted by the Crow Wing County Land Services Department in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA).
Through this free collection event, Crow Wing County homeowners, farmers and collection applicators can safely dispose of unwanted and unusable pesticides.
The MDA has collected almost 5 million pounds around the state since the program started in 1990. 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.
The collection site will accept up to 300 pounds of eligible product at no cost. The MDA requests people call (651) 201-6562 to provide advance notification if they wish to drop off more than 300 pounds of product.
For more information, contact the Solid Waste Office at 824-1290 or go online to www.co.crow-wing.mn.us and search for “Solid Waste.”