State planning pesticide disposal program in Brownstown


The 2023 Clean Sweep Pesticide Disposal Program sponsored by the Office of the Indiana State Chemist offers statewide pesticide collection sites in Jackson, Wayne, Elkhart, Gibson, Newton and Hendricks counties this month.

According to the office, this is a great way for farmers, public and private schools, ag dealers, nurseries, golf courses, cities, towns, municipalities, county units of government and others to legally dispose of suspended, canceled, banned, unusable, opened, unopened or just unwanted pesticides (weed killers, insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, miticides, etc.) for free (up to 250 pounds per participant). There is a $2 charge for any amount more than 250 pounds.

Visit the office’s website to download the participant form at or contact Nathan Davis at [email protected] or 765-494-7108 to have a participant form emailed.

Those wanting to participate are required to complete and submit the participant form by mail, email or fax by Aug. 9. They can then bring their labeled, leak-free and safe-to-transport containers to the collection site. Materials should not be mixed.

The drop-off time is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, 476 E. County Road 100S, Brownstown.

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