Hillsborough County to Host Free Agriculture Pesticide Collection April 30th
Hillsborough County’s Agriculture Industry Development Program is organizing an Agriculture Pesticide Collection Day on April 30 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at EQ Florida, 7202 E. 8th Ave. in Tampa.
The Agriculture Pesticide Collection Day is in partnership with the Hillsborough County Extension Service, and the Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County. The collection effort is part of an initiative to provide a free pesticide disposal service for Hillsborough County agricultural operations. Pesticide manufacturers and distributors, homeowners, universities and government institutions, including state, county and local government pesticide users, are not eligible to participate.
The purpose of the program is to eliminate potential public health and environmental hazards from stored pesticides that are out-of-date, suspended or unusable. The program also further educates agricultural pesticide users on proper handling, storage, and management practices.
Funding for the collection has been made available through the Environmental Protection Commission Pollution Recovery Fund. This funding is limited; therefore once it is exhausted the collection will be closed.
For more information, contact Simon Bollin, Agriculture Industry Development Program Manager, Hillsborough County Economic Development Department, at (813) 276-2735.