Do you have pesticides sitting in storage that you do not intend to use? The Ohio Department of Agriculture will be sponsoring four Ohio Pesticide Clean Sweep Days around the state for farmers wishing to dispose of unwanted pesticides on four different dates in August. 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 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.
The pesticide collections will happen on the dates below from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the following locations around the state to allow for local and surrounding county farmers to dispose of these chemicals:
August 22 - Hardin County Fairgrounds, 14134 County Road 140, Kenton, OH 43326
August 23 - Guernsey County Fairgrounds, 335 Old National Road, Old Washington, OH 43768
August 24 - Miami County Fairgrounds, 650 North County Road 25-A, Troy, OH 45373
August 31 – Huron County Fairgrounds, 940 Fair Road, Norwalk, OH 44857
Ohio Pesticide Clean Sweep collections are sponsored by the Ohio Department of Agriculture in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. To pre-register, or for more information, contact the ODA at 614-728-6987.