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A free way to dispose of pesticides safely

December 6, 2004

Albany - Properly disposing of unused pesticides can be costly, and improperly disposing of them can be dangerous. That's why the Georgia Department of Agriculture is offering free pesticide disposal services Thursday.

You can take unused pesticides to the Albany Farmers Market on Gaines Avenue. The DOA will do the rest. "A lot of times it's hard to dispose of these hazardous materials. And, the places that will dispose of them charge a fee and it's a hassle. So this is a way to bring it in and dispose of it free of charge with no problems," said Extension Agent Lenny Wells.

You must sign up before Thursday. Just call the extension service for information and a list of approved pesticides. The disposal service runs from 9:00AM to 3:00PM.

Posted at 6:34PM by kathryn.murchison@walb.com