New Mexico Department of Agriculture hosts pesticide disposal events in November


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

NMDA Contact: Brandon Larrañaga
Communications Assistant, New Mexico Department of Agriculture
blarranaga@nmda.nmsu.edu
575-339-5011 (Kristie Garcia, Public Affairs Director)

Oct. 27, 2020

New Mexico Department of Agriculture hosts pesticide disposal events in November

Events to be held in Vado Nov. 10; Los Lunas Nov. 12 

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LAS CRUCES – The New Mexico Department of Agriculture will host two pesticide disposal events in the state during the month of November. The disposal events will allow agricultural producers, licensed pesticide dealers, pest control companies, golf courses and homeowners to properly dispose of unwanted pesticides at no cost to participants.

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Event staff members gather recycled plastics at a past year’s pesticide disposal event. NMDA has been hosting pesticide disposal events for 13 years. This year’s events will take place in Vado on Nov. 10 and Los Lunas on Nov. 12. (Photo courtesy of New Mexico Department of Agriculture)

The first event will take place in Vado on Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Nutrien Ag Solutions, located at 8601 Highway 478. The second event will take place in Los Lunas on Thursday, Nov. 12 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the New Mexico State Agricultural Science Center, located at 1036 Miller Road. Agricultural plastics recycling will be available at the Vado event only. Participants can bring clean, empty and rinsed jugs for recycling.

“The NMDA Pesticide Disposal Program is in its 13th year, and this program provides a safe avenue for pesticide waste disposal to homeowners and the many industries we serve that use pesticides,” said Stephen Baca, NMDA Pesticide Compliance Section Assistant Division Director. “We are happy to partner with US Ag, who will provide plastic recycling at the southern disposal event in Vado.”

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Event staff members collect various types of pesticides at a past year’s pesticide disposal event. NMDA has been hosting pesticide disposal events for 13 years. This year’s events will take place in Vado on Nov. 10 and Los Lunas on Nov. 12. (Photo courtesy of New Mexico Department of Agriculture)

In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, participants are asked to follow all proper COVID-safe practices and procedures. Staff will direct the flow of traffic, and participants should not leave their vehicles unless otherwise instructed. Face masks/coverings are required to be worn when interacting with all staff and disposal assistants. No registration is required. For more information, please call 575-646-2134 or email pesticides@nmda.nmsu.edu.

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