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David Sparks Ph.d Pesticide Disposal
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Program: Idaho Ag Today
Date: May 13, 2019

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Collections scheduled for southwestern and northern Idaho are safe, legal and free. Agricultural producers, dealers, professional applicators and homeowners who are storing unusable pesticides will have a safe, legal and free opportunity to dispose of them when the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) conducts its annual spring unusable pesticide disposal collections.  The collections will be held in Nampa, Weiser and Lewiston.

 

Participation is free. Pesticides include herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides or generally products with "cide" at the end of the name. Pesticides should be brought to the collection sites between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the date and location listed below. No fertilizer, micronutrients, paint, solvents, or motor oil can be accepted.                                  

           

NAMPA        May 14, 2019................ Pickles Butte Landfill                                                            

15500 Missouri Ave., Nampa                                                            

                          

WEISER                           May 15, 2019................ ITD Maintenance Yard

                                                                                 550 Indian Head Rd., Weiser

 

LEWISTON                     May 16, 2019................ Nez Perce County Fairgrounds

                                      .................................. 1229 Burrell Ave., Lewiston

 

ISDA asks that participants pre-register the total number of pounds of pesticides to be disposed by calling their local ISDA field office or the Boise office.

 

Boise ISDA office             Ryan Ward            (208) 332-8531

      Devin Delaney       (208) 332-8661

Brandon Smith       (208) 550-1462

Brian Slabaugh      (208) 867-8378

 

Lewiston Office                Nick Kampf            (208) 743-0415

 

       Hayden ISDA office        Chuck Hawley       (208) 217-8134

 

"Since the program started in 1993, ISDA has safely collected and disposed of over 2 million pounds of unusable pesticides," said Victor Mason II, ISDA Agricultural Resources Administrator. "Pesticides become unusable for many reasons, including loss of potency, exposure to temperature extremes, cancellation or suspension by state or federal authorities, or grower's decisions to change cropping rotations or practices."

 

For more information about the collections, please visit the ISDA website:  http://www.agri.idaho.gov

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