Program Removes Over 47k Pounds of Unwanted Pesticides from Va.

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.

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