July 30, 2020 - 9:26am -- meyer.524@osu.edu

The Ohio Department of Agriculture will sponsor a collection for farmers wishing to dispose of unwanted pesticides from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, August 19, at the Hancock County Fairgrounds, 1017 E. Sandusky Street, Findlay. The pesticide collection and disposal services are free of charge, but only farm chemicals will be accepted. Paint, antifreeze, solvents, and household or non-farm pesticides will not be accepted.

In keeping with Governor Mike DeWine’s State of Emergency due to the COVID-10 Pandemic, all ODA employees will be wearing face masks/coverings, following social distancing guidelines, and washing/sanitizing their hands and equipment often. It is highly recommended that anyone attending this event follow these guidelines as well. Please check for the most up-to-date safety guidelines before you attend.

The Clean Sweep agricultural pesticide collections are sponsored by ODA in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. To pre-register, or for more information, contact the Ohio Department of Agriculture at 614-728-6987.