ODA has selected three sites across Ohio for their annual Clean Sweep collection of agricultural pesticides in August. These locations are:
August 18: Fayette County 9 am – 3 pm
Fayette County Airport
2770 Old Rt 38 NE.
Washington Courthouse, Ohio 43160
August 19: Hancock County 9 am – 3 pm
Hancock County Fairgrounds
1017 E. Sandusky Street
Findlay, Ohio 45840
August 25: Lake County 9 am – 3 pm
Perry Coal and Feed
4204 Main Street
Perry, Ohio 44081
Unused, unwanted, and unlabeled pesticides pose many health and safety risks to you and those on your farm. Luckily, farmers in Paulding County don’t have to travel too far to dispose of these pesticides and pesticide containers this year. Between now and August 19, I encourage everyone to collect pesticides and pesticide containers that may be in your sheds, shops, chemical cabinets, etc. that you no longer use or plan to use. The disposal is free and there is no cost to you.
The Clean Sweep agricultural pesticide collections are sponsored by ODA in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. To pre-register, or for more information, contact the Ohio Department of Agriculture at 614-728-6987.
When disposing of pesticides, follow these key guidelines:
- Always refer to the “Storage and Disposal” section on the pesticide label, and the Safety Data Sheet for basic disposal instructions.
- Excess pesticides and rinsates may be applied to a site listed on the pesticide label as long as you don’t exceed the label rate.
- If the active ingredient is listed on OAC Rule 3745-51-33 or 3745-51-24, or if the contents exhibit one or more characteristics of hazardous waste, the pesticide must be disposed of at a permitted facility that accepts hazardous waste. If in doubt whether your waste pesticide must be managed as hazardous waste, call Ohio EPA’s confidential compliance assistance hotline at 1-800-329-7515 or contact an analytical laboratory