Disposing Pesticides Safely and For Free 

You’re cleaning out a barn or basement, when suddenly you come across an old container of pesticide.What do you do? The Maine Board of Pesticides Control says: call them. Starting this fall, the state agency will get rid of those old, outdated or just can’t use anymore pesticides. And, they’ll do it for free.The collected chemicals will be taken to out-of-state disposal facilities. Officials with the B-P-C says it’s an expensive process and Mainers should take advantage of the program while the funding is still available for it. There will be four sites throughout Maine where people will be able to take their pesticides.Pre-registration is required by October 1ST.For more information, you can go to or call the B-P-C at 287-2731.