August 26, 2013

State of Alabama
Press Release: Agriculture and Industries, Department of

Media Advisory - Alabama Agricultural Pesticide Collection Days ~ August 28th & 29th

Montgomery, AL - The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (through a federal pesticide grant provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4), are conducting two agricultural pesticide collection days, one to be held at the Tennessee Valley Research and Extension Center in Belle Mina on Wednesday, August 28, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  and the other to be held at the Chilton Research and Extension Center in Clanton on Thursday, August 29, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Cooperating agencies include the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station.

 

The collection and disposal of pesticide waste brought by farmers to the collection site are free of charge, and participating farmers will remain anonymous. The program will provide an opportunity for farmers to safely, economically, and legally remove and dispose of any pesticide wastes stored on their farms.  All farmers located in North & Central Alabama are eligible to participate.

 

For details about which agricultural pesticide waste materials that will be accepted contact Tony Cofer, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, 334-240-7237 or 334-233-3511 or by e-mail at tony.cofer@agi.alabama.gov

 

North Alabama Agricultural Pesticide Collection Day

 

WHAT:           An opportunity for farmers to take advantage of a free pesticide disposal day where unwanted or unused pesticide wastes will be economically and safely disposed.          

WHO:            Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries in cooperation with EPA Region 4, and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System

 

WHEN:          Wednesday, August 28th, 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.             

                               

WHERE:         Tennessee Valley Research & Ext. Center, 9494 Experimental

                        Loop, Madison, AL 35756

 

Central Alabama Agricultural Pesticide Collection Day

 

WHAT:           An opportunity for farmers to take advantage of a free pesticide disposal day where unwanted or unused pesticide wastes will be economically and safely disposed.          

WHO:            Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries in cooperation with EPA Region 4, and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System

 

WHEN:          Thursday, August 29th, 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.             

                               

WHERE:         Chilton Research & Ext. Center, 120 Co. Rd. 756, Clanton, AL  35045

 

 

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Amy Belcher

Communications Director

Alabama Dept. of Agriculture & Industries

334/240-7126 office

334/799-5050 cell

 

 



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