I want to share this announcement with all of our Wharton County Ag Extension contacts. Yes, Lubbock is far from Wharton County, but I wanted you to be aware of this event as the effort to bring back the Ag Waste Collection events began right here in Wharton County. Maybe you can pass this along to fellow farmers and ranchers in the Lubbock area.
AgriLife Extension agricultural pesticide waste collection set Oct. 21
Drive-up, drop-off event at South Plains Fairgrounds
SEPTEMBER 7, 2020
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be holding an agricultural pesticide waste collection event Oct. 21 in Lubbock in partnership with the Texas Department of Agriculture. The event will run from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the South Plains Fairgrounds at 105 E. Broadway.
Agricultural pesticide waste containers will be accepted during a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service pickup Oct. 21.
“If you have unwanted, surplus agricultural pesticides this is an opportunity to safely and properly dispose of them,” said Danny Nusser, AgriLife Extension regional program leader, Amarillo/Lubbock. “We’re glad to be able to offer this service to producers in our local community and surrounding regions.”
This is a drive-up service and those dropping off will remain inside their vehicles. Pesticides need to be in their original containers, even if the label is not present. Unknown pesticides will be tested onsite.
Items that will be accepted include outdated, discontinued or unwanted agricultural pesticides; insecticides; herbicides; fungicides; rodenticides; nematicides; growth regulators; empty, triple-rinsed plastic pesticide containers; and empty or partial metal drums.
Unacceptable items include explosive ordinances and ammunition; petroleum-based products; paints; medical wastes; radioactive substances; household pesticides, chemicals and waste; tires; fertilizers; propane or butane cylinders; chlorinated hydrocarbons; fumigant canisters; used motor oil and other automobile fluids; auto batteries; empty totes; methyl-bromide cylinders; and dioxins.
For questions or additional information contact the AgriLife Extension office in Lubbock at 806-775-1740.
Susan Himes is a communications specialist for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A&M AgriLife Research based in San Angelo. She primarily writes news releases and feature articles about AgriLife events and faculty in West Texas, but also covers AgriLife stories statewide.
Corrie P. Bowen
County Extension Agent – Agriculture & Natural Resources