Jan. 24, 2014
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) removed more than 47,000 pounds of unwanted pesticides last year.
The department's Pesticide Disposal Program got rid of DDT, arsenic-laced pesticides and a range of other toxic substances from farms, license dealers, golf course operators and homeowners.
Some of the pesticides are now awaiting a safe disposal method.
The Pesticide Disposal Program is free to eligible participants. They've collected more than one-million pounds of pesticides total.
This year's program will target Central and Southeast Virginia.