Do you have pesticides sitting in storage that you do not intend to use? The Ohio Department of Agriculture will be sponsoring three Ohio Pesticide Clean Sweep Days around the state for farmers wishing to dispose of unwanted pesticides and Licking County is one of them! The pesticide collection and disposal service is free of charge, but only farm chemicals will be accepted. Paint, antifreeze, solvents, and household or non-farm pesticides will not be accepted.
The disposals are limited to farmers only. Commercial entities are not supposed to bring product. Pesticides do not have to be in original containers or identifiable for disposal. The largest container that can be accepted is a 55 gallon drum as long as it has a good sealed bung. There is no limit to the amount of pesticides that a farmer can bring, although ODA would like to know if someone is bringing anything larger than a pickup load.
Pesticides can be dropped off at the collection site within the Licking County Highway Facility next to the Licking County OSU Extension Office on August 28th between 9:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M.
Open to residents from any county in Ohio.
For additional information or questions, please call the Extension office at 740-670-5315.