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Pesticide disposal collections in Middlesex, K&Q

The Virginia Pesticide Collection Program will take in unwanted, outdated or banned pesticides for safe disposal on Tuesday at the Hartfield Fire Department, 3309 Twiggs Ferry Road.

On Wednesday, Sept. 1, a collection will take place at Nutrien Ag Solutions at 15277 Richmond Tappahannock Highway, St. Stephens Church, King and Queen County. Both collections will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The area collections are among several taking place across the state under direction of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. They are open to farmers, pesticide dealers, pest control firms, certified applicators, homeowners and golf course operators, a VDACS press release said.

Over the years, the program has taken in and safely destroyed more than 1.5 million pounds of pesticides, the release said.

Participants must transport their unwanted pesticides to one of the collection sites; if they cannot safely containerize the unwanted pesticides for transport, VDACS...

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