Waste Pesticide Collections Slated in Texas Panhandle

Agricultural producers and homeowners are welcome to bring old products.

Published on: Sep 7, 2009
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service announce three waste pesticide collections in September around the Texas Panhandle.

"The collection is not only for agricultural producers," says Rick Auckerman, AgriLife Extension agent for Deaf Smith County. "Homeowners are welcome to bring old paints or old pesticides or any chemicals, batteries - anything they have - they are more than welcome to bring them."

The last time a collection was made in Deaf Smith County, more than 20,000 pounds of pesticide were gathered. And people came from as far as Amarillo and Lubbock.

Do not bring old tires, radioactive or explosive materials, fertilizers, either propane or butane cylinders larger than 20 gallons, biomedical waste, or ammunition.

All collections will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Collection dates and sites are:

--Sept. 14 in the Moore County Gin, 11800 U.S. Highway 287, six miles north of Dumas on Highway 287. For more contact Marcel Fischbacher, Moore County Extension agent at 806-935-2594 or by E-mail to mhfischbacher@ag.tamu.edu.

--Sept. 16 in the Deaf Smith County Bull Barn, 108 Dairy Road, Hereford. For more information, contact Rick Auckerman at 806-364-3573 or through E-mail to r-auckerman@tamu.edu.

--Sept. 18 in the Hall County Farm Supply, 305 South 2nd Street, Memphis. For more information, contact Joshua Brooks, AgriLife Extension agent for Hall County at 806-259-1621, or by E-mail to j-brooks@tamu.edu.