Free farm chemical disposal offered

OTTAWA – The Ohio Department of Agriculture will be sponsoring a collection for farmers wishing to dispose of unwanted pesticides on Aug. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the OSU Extension Putnam County Office (gated parking lot on east side of the building), 1206 East 2nd Street, Ottawa, OH 45857.

The pesticide collection and disposal service is free of charge, but only farm chemicals will be accepted. Paint, antifreeze, solvents, and household or non-farm pesticides will not be accepted.

Pesticide collections are sponsored by the department in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. To pre-register, or for more information, contact the Ohio Department of Agriculture at 614-728-6987.