Plan to Dispose of Unwanted Pesticides

​(Information provided by Office of the Indiana State Chemist, 765-494-1492, www.isco.purdue.edu)

The Indiana Pesticide Clean Sweep Project designed to collect and dispose of suspended, canceled, banned, unusable, opened, unopened or just unwanted pesticides (weed killers, insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, miticides, etc.) is being sponsored by the Office of Indiana State Chemist (OISC). This disposal service is free of charge up to 250 pounds per participant. Over 250 pounds there will be a $2.00 per pound charge. This is a great opportunity for you to legally dispose of unwanted products at little or no cost.

All public and private schools, golf courses, nurseries, farmers, ag dealers, cities, towns, municipalities and county units of government or others receiving this notice are eligible to participate.

Pesticides will be accepted from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Local Time at the following dates and locations in August, 2015:

  • August 18: Miami County Fairgrounds, Peru, IN
  • August 19: Elkhart County Fairgrounds, Goshen, IN
  • August 20: Randolph County Fairgrounds, Winchester, IN
  • August 26: Decatur County Fairgrounds, Greensburg, IN 
  • August 27: Hendricks County Fairgrounds, Danville, IN

To dispose of pesticides, first, complete the Pesticide Clean Sweep Planning Form to the best of your ability www.oisc.purdue.edu/pesticide/clean_sweep.html. Mail, fax or e-mail the completed form to Kevin Neal at OISC, 175 S. University, W. Lafayette, IN 47907-2063, 765-494-4331, or nealk@purdue.edu no later than Monday, July 30, 2015. Then bring your labeled, leak free and safe to transport containers to the collection site. Do not mix materials. In case of an emergency, you should bring with you a list of products you are carrying and a contact phone number.

OISC reserves the right to cancel this Pesticide Clean Sweep Project if there is not adequate demand. Participants submitting the planning form by August 3, 2015 will be contacted immediately if cancellation is necessary.

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