Last year, MSE Environmental, Inc. (MSE), collected over 18,000 pounds of banned, unusable and unwanted pesticides.

This March, they will be back for more. MSE incinerated 99.99% of all the chemicals they collected, helping protect children, unsuspecting adults, animals, the water supply and the environment.

"We appreciate your participation in the Colorado Chemsweep program and would love to see more, so please help us spread the word," said Hal Fairbank, hazardous materials specialist, at MSE Environmental, Inc. "We will be offering statewide pesticide collection and disposal in mid-March."

Total cost for collection and disposal ranges from $2.25 to $2.65 per pound, depending on volume. Colorado Chemsweep operates under the new Universal Waste Rule, which allows MSE to pick up, properly package and take possession of hazardous waste, protecting program participants from any future liabilities.

Brochures are available from registered pesticide dealers, agricultural trade associations, Colorado State University Cooperative Extension offices and agribusiness organizations. Registration information will be sent out, with a return deadline of Feb. 15. Registrants will receive a pick-up appointment time by March 1 and collection will be during the second week of March, 2000.

For more information, call the MSE Colorado Chemsweep hotline, toll free, at 1-888-AGCHEM2 (1-888-242-4362).

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