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Pesticide Collection Event Scheduled 

An event to collect empty pesticide containers and dispose of outdated or unusable pesticides is scheduled November 18 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Valley Agronomics in Mt. Angel.

The event is free and open to farmers, foresters and commercial pesticide applicators in Marion, Clackamas and adjacent counties. It doesn’t include fertilizers or other non-pesticide products.

To participate in the disposal of outdated or unusable pesticides, people must complete an application form so the chemical disposal contractor can prepare to receive and manage the chemicals that are dropped off. Interested participants can go to and download an application.

Parties also can call 541-841-0074 or 541-633-2005 for an application or to get questions answered.

Participants looking to recycle containers do not need to pre-register but are asked to triple rinse the containers. For triple-rinse procedures, see the Ag Container Recycling Council website at and select the link for Container Rinsing.

Containers of up to 55-gallon capacity plastic drums will be accepted for recycling. Containers need to be made from high-density polyethylene and embossed with recycling symbol #2.
Old and unused pesticides can accidentally enter waterways through leaching, flooding or runoff, according to a flyer distributed by event organizers. Chemicals collected from this event are properly disposed of and eliminated as future threat to water quality.

“This is an opportunity for landowners and other commercial pesticide users to remove, free of charge, unwanted materials,” according to the flyer.

The event is sponsored by Marion Soil and Water Conservation District, Valley Agronomics, Pudding River Watershed, Oregon State University Extension, Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.

Valley Agronomics is located at 13007 Downs Road, Mt. Angel, Oregon.



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