Dangerous-pesticides-150x150[1]“What should I do with all those pesticides products in the garage?’” You might be asking yourself that very question, especially when you see how much space all of those bags and bottles take up.

The Maine Board of Pesticides Control will hold their annual pesticide drop off free disposal program open to homeowners, family-owned farms and greenhouses in October. Collection will occur at sites located in Presque Isle, Bangor, Augusta and Portland. To qualify, people must register by September 25, 2015.

According to Commissioner Whitcomb, “It’s important for the protection of public, wildlife, and environmental health that these products are dealt with properly and not thrown in the trash or down the drain, where they can contaminate land and water resources, including drinking water.”

But you must register in order to take advantage of this program. Registration by September 25, 2015, is mandatory—drop-ins are not permitted. To register, get details, and learn important information about the temporary storage and transportation of obsolete pesticides, go to the BPC Web site at http://www.thinkfirstspraylast.org , or call 207-287-2731.

If you can’t make it to Portland then, you can always take your pesticides to the transfer station and hand them to John Fusco.