Pesticide Amnesty events – 23/24th October

What pesticides are lurking at the back of your shed, garage or kitchen sink?  Help protect Nature in your neighbourhood and dispose of unwanted pesticides by joining in England’s first pesticide amnesty!

On the 23rd and 24th October, two pop up events will encourage Bristol residents to take part in reducing the harmful pesticides impacting on the health of wildlife, green spaces and even people!

The end of the growing season is the perfect time for a balcony, shed or garage clear out, and in exchange for your small containers, the first 500 people will get a ‘swap pack’ filled with great ideas to help you reduce or eliminate pesticide use at home and in the garden,

To take part simply bring your unwanted pesticides to these events and discover the alternatives that can be used, where to find them and top tips on wildlife friendly gardening.  Your pesticides will also add to a citizen science project, exploring long-term soil monitoring and planning for the city.

The pop up events will be held at:
Redcatch Park, BS4 2RF, 11:00am to 3:00pm 23rd October

Blaise Plant Nursery, BS11 0XF  11am to 3:00pm 24th October

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* All data gathered on what pesticides are handed in is being passed to the University of Bristol for them to start a baseline of the types of pesticides that are in use across the city.