Pesticides Disposal Scheme – deadline for new requests this Friday

The phone line for the Scottish Pesticides Disposal Scheme, giving people the opportunity to dispose of certain banned pesticides safely and confidentially, will close this Friday 29th May at 4.30pm. This deadline is only for new calls, and all legitimate requests previously made, or received by phone or voicemail before the deadline, will still be fulfilled. However, due to high demand, it may take several weeks for the remaining collections to be arranged and carried out.

Dr Aileen McLeod, Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform said:

“There has been a lot of interest in this pesticides disposal scheme, which has helped to remove a large quantity of dangerous poisons from Scotland’s environment over the last few months. Those who have already made a request through the scheme do not need to phone the operator again, as any outstanding collections will be carried out in the coming weeks. I would urge anyone else who has these banned poisons in their possession, for whatever reason, to phone the scheme operator on 0131 472 4187 without delay and arrange to have them safely disposed of.”

Full details of pesticides accepted through the scheme are available on the PAW Scotland website at

Article by SCF

28 May 2015

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