Charleston, W.Va. - The West Virginia
Department of Agriculture (WVDA) and the Kanawha County Commission have
partnered to organize a pesticide collection for Kanawha County. During the
collection, residents will be given the opportunity to safely dispose of old
pesticides. The event will be held in conjunction with the Kanawha County
Cleanup 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 20th at the intersection of C Street and 4th Avenue in South Charleston.
“To protect the
environment, families and pets, we must safely dispose of these potentially
dangerous chemicals,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt. “We are
happy to partner with the Kanawha County Commission to provide this service. We
hope folks will take advantage of this opportunity.”
Acceptable items are
chemicals that end in “cide.” This includes: insecticide, herbicide, fungicide,
rodenticide, larvicide and bactericide, as well as weed & feeds.
Gas/propane, paint, hazardous chemicals and motor oil will not be accepted.
Pesticides will be collected and disposed of by a company that specializes in
handling these types of materials.
For more information contact the WVDA at
304-558-2209 or the Kanawha County Planning & Development Office at
Crescent Gallagher, Communications Director firstname.lastname@example.org, 304-558-3708 or 304-380-3922