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Greetings Maine Town Offices and Municipalities,

This FREE Annual Obsolete Pesticides Collection Program is open to homeowners, family-owned farms and greenhouses. Collections will occur at four sites: Presque Isle, Bangor, Augusta, and Portland. Participants must pre-register by October 9, 2020. Drop-ins are not permitted.

Collected pesticides are taken to an out-of-state disposal facility licensed by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. Information to register and fill out your obsolete pesticide inventory form may be found at the top of the Board of Pesticides Control website: www.thinkfirstspraylast.org.

Pesticides accepted include: herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides and similar products used in agricultural production or around the home. Past participants in the program have reported finding obsolete pesticides in barns of family properties, garages of newly purchased homes and other unexpected places.

Please pass on the information regarding this free opportunity to citizens in your municipality.

Thank you in advance for anything you can do to assist us in getting the word out to Maine citizens.Feel free to contact us at pesticides@maine.gov or 207-287-2731 if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Amanda

Amanda Couture, Environmental Specialist III
Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry
Board of Pesticides Control
Office Phone: (207)-287-7593

www.thinkfirstspraylast.org

 

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