- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

PURCELL, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma agriculture officials plan to collect unwanted pesticides at an event in McClain County.

The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry says the event is scheduled April 22 at the McClain County Fairgrounds in Purcell.

Anyone who uses pesticides like homeowners, farmers, ranchers, commercial and non-commercial certified applicators and dealers can dispose of their herbicides, insecticides and fungicides.

Unwanted pesticides become unusable for various reasons. They may be leftover pesticides, pesticides no longer registered in the state or pesticides that do not have labels and cannot be identified.

The disposal program is a service designed to remove unusable pesticides from storage and reduce the potential threat to public health and the environment.

The program has properly disposed of about 750,000 pounds of pesticides since December 2006.

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