Northwestern Minn. waste pesticide collection postponed to 2021

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ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) announced Wednesday, May 27, it will be postponing its no-cost collection of waste pesticides available to 11 northwestern Minnesota counties. The postponement is due to concerns over COVID-19 for collection participants and facilities.

The scheduled 2020 events in Crookston, Hallock, Thief River Falls, Ulen and Warren will not take place and will instead be moved to July 2021. The collections would have served the counties of Beltrami, Cass, Clay, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, Kittson, Marshall, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, and Roseau.

The MDA asks that those who planned to dispose of items at the 2020 event should store the chemicals until next year. To do so, store the chemicals in their original containers with labels and keep containers in a dry, secured area free of tampering. Leaky containers should be placed in a secondary container so the contents are not released into the environment.

Those with questions or who have more than 300 pounds of pesticides ready for disposal are asked to contact Jane Boerboom at 651-201-6540 or

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