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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

MDA offering free waste pesticide collection for three Metro counties

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is hosting a free waste pesticide collection available to residents of three Twin Cities Metro counties. Those living in Hennepin, Anoka and Isanti counties may attend the collection taking place on September 13, 2016.

The MDA Waste Pesticide Collection 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 collection is open to farmers, homeowners, commercial pesticide applicators, golf courses, lawn care companies, structural pest control operators and other pesticide users. No pre-registration for this MDA event is required.

The MDA collection will be held at:

Metropolitan Mosquito Control District
1260 Bunker Lake Blvd., Andover, MN 55304
September 13, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Residents of other counties may attend but have opportunities for free disposal through their county Household Hazardous Waste facilities.

The collection will accept up to 300 pounds of eligible product at no cost. The MDA requests that citizens call 651-201-6562 to provide advance notification if they wish to drop off more than 300 pounds of product.

The MDA Waste Pesticide Collection Program has helped Minnesotans safety dispose of seven million pounds of unusable and unwanted pesticides since the program started in 1990.

CONTACT: Allen Sommerfeld, MDA Communications
651-201-6185 / allen.sommerfeld@state.mn.us

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