Hyde County pesticide collection rescheduled for Sept. 25

Published 2:46 pm Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Hyde County pesticide collection day is rescheduled for September 25, “due to the high probability of inclement weather” this week, announced Andrea Gibbs, Hyde-Tyrrell farm agent.

North Carolina Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with Hyde County Cooperative Extension, will host a Pesticide Collection Day for residents in Hyde, Tyrrell, Beaufort, and surrounding counties.

This is a non-regulatory, cost-free event.

Collection will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., September 25, in the parking lot across from Ryan’s Garage (formerly Pat’s Service Station) and the old courthouse in Swan Quarter.

Nearly all pesticide products will be accepted, including banned and outdated pesticides.

For liquid pesticide containers larger than 5 gallons, or for unlabeled pesticides, please contact the Cooperative Extension Office (252-926-4488) for information before bringing to the collection event.

No gas cylinders are accepted at the event; however, assistance information can be provided.

“Don’t miss this opportunity,” said Gibbs. “These events only happen once every other year!”