Preserving our Roots:
Agri-Businesses in Goochland
Virginia Pesticide Collection Program
From the Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Virginia's Pesticide Collection Program assists agricultural producers, licensed pesticide dealers, pest control firms, golf courses and homeowners with the proper disposal of unwanted pesticides. The program is an effort by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), with participation from Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services.
Since its inception in 1997, Virginia’s Pesticide Collection Program has collected and destroyed more than 1.5 million pounds of pesticides. Available at no cost to eligible participants, the program is supported by pesticide fees collected by VDACS. No general fund tax dollars are used to implement the program.
This year’s collection events will be held in September and October in the Central Region; for a list of events, see https://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/pdf/collection-program-sites.pdf There are none in Goochland this year. The program will not return to our area until 2025. Anyone with excess or unwanted pesticides need only register by completing and submitting the form available at https://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/pdf/pesticide-collection-brochure.pdf