Urgent Appeal For Info On Pesticides

Sheena Forde Ministry News

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The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security’s Pesticides Control Unit is urgently seeking the public’s assistance in collecting unused and expired pesticides, as well as empty pesticide containers and equipment used in the treatment of weeds, insects and rodents, among other things.

This information will aid the Ministry’s efforts towards ensuring the safe and proper disposal of such materials.

Persons are asked to contact Gennia Oxley of the Pesticides Control Unit, at 535-5122, or email goxley@agriculture.gov.bb; or Sheldene Victor at 535-5249, or svictor@agriculture.gov.bb, by Friday, July 20.

The public is being cautioned by the Unit against disposing of these toxic chemicals in the general garbage collection. Persons in possession of pesticides or such chemicals are also urged to store them in a locked container that cannot be accessed by children.


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